Caitlin Cook: “The Writing on the Stall,” at Edinburgh Fringe 2022

***1/2 (out of 5)

Caitlin Cook has released two previous musical comedy albums; performed and produced comedy shows across the United States and the U.K.

But this hour takes her to an entirely different level. It places her in a bathroom stall. Conceptually, at least. With a toilet sitting center stage, Cook transforms the venue into a bar, herself an imagined patron of that bar, and the audience her fellow patrons. Her crowd work invites them into her world, and we’re all with her as she shares her character’s songs, all fully inspired lyrically by the scribbled graffiti on the bathroom walls and stalls. You’ll get to see the writing for yourself, too, as slideshows accompany her while she sings and plays guitar.

This video below gives you a tease of what’s to come. Although Cook has taken the concept below and developed a full narrative behind and around it.

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall runs through Aug. 29, 2022, at Underbelly Bristo Square (Daisy).

Sean L. McCarthy

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