Theatre review: Ex-Batts and Broilers, Assembly Rooms - Powder Room, Edinburgh

This is the kind of show that will have you wanting to adopt a chicken at the end, although you might not think so when you walk in and see two women in dungarees wandering about clucking.

Ex-Batts and Broiers, Assembly Rooms - Powder Room (Venue 20)

Ex-Batts and Broilers, Assembly Rooms - Powder Room, Edinburgh * * *

However, “best chicken friends” Gail and Gemma are two charming clown-like creations who will appeal to anyone who likes poultry-related puns, but also classic comedy double acts.

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Through back-flashes, we get the tragic tale of Gemma’s lost love Graham and learn of “lumpy” Gail’s daring escape from chicken factory hell, as well as hear about their beloved new owner Jimmy (with a “creepy” smile) and his forthcoming 60th birthday party. Only one of the chickens has been invited. I wonder why...

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