Doon Mackichen: Primadoona: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, 2010
Scottish comedy actress Doon Mackichan performed her solo show Primadoona at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that I saw in 2010. The show was a side-splittingly courageous and substantial voyage into the complexities of three gloomy, uncomfortable and amazing years and what it meant to survive. MacKichan’s skill was in her writing mixing well the tragic with the comic. On stage, she delivered a refined, professional and relatable show that rejoiced in the mockery of her comedy career and tragic home-life.