Lorna Rose Treen: “Skin Pigeon” at Edinburgh Fringe 2023

**** 1/2 (out of 5)

Delightfully demented!

In her Edinburgh Fringe debut, Lorna Rose Treen has landed upon some innovative ways to introduce her characters to the audience, as well as ways in which to incorporate audience members into her forays into foolishness. At one point, Treen even leaves a Pleasance stagehand keeled over in an uncontrollable giggle fit. At another, she leaves everyone stunned from a character change nobody saw coming. I left the venue reflecting upon how I hadn’t felt this way about a character comedian since I reviewed Kate McKinnon’s one-hander at the UCB in NYC in 2011, a year before McKinnon got hired by SNL. I don’t know what three-letter acronyms are available to Lorna Rose Treen in the UK, but I do know that she also deserves to be seen by the widest possible audience. This skin pigeon is one cuckoo ready to spread her wings.

Lorna Rose Treen: Skin Pigeon runs through Aug. 27 at Pleasance Courtyard Attic

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