Jo Griffin: “The Power Hour” at Edinburgh Fringe 2023

***1/2 (out of 5)

As Jo Griffin’s mom used to tell her, “you won’t regret the things you did, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do.”

Griffin, now 36, single and sharing a home with five strangers, feels an intense need to embrace her life while there’s still a lot of it to live. Or escape her life, as she does by running up the hills into the Welsh mountains earlier this year for a retreat that included yoga, healthy food, and plenty of medicinal mushrooms and DMT.

Her show very much felt like a work in progress at the beginning of the Fringe, and her revelations the night I attended about her menstrual cycle and her dad sitting in the audience may have kept her even more off script. But Griffin has enough energy and aplomb to make any audience feel special and welcome. So check her out before the end of the month or later in the run. Lest you regret missing it.

Jo Griffin: The Power Hour runs through Aug. 27 at Assembly George Square, The Box

Sean L. McCarthy

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