Keara Murphy's Travelling Circus
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Roll up! Keara’s extended metaphor for life involves classic clowns, bearded ladies, gigantic leprechauns and cat-eating devils – and that’s just her immediate family.
Old favourite ‘circus freaks’ include Mary Malone and her nine, blind, illegitimate children; failed Vegas stripper, Madeleine Morningstar; and Strathbungle Radio she-jay, Mistress Mackenzie. Life is a travelling circus – especially if you’re an itinerant minstrel, a peripatetic worker from Fife or a professional clown in Big Bonzo’s Travellin’ Circus. Life is not a travelling circus in that it doesn’t smell of elephants