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Originally published 22 August 2012 at EdinburghFestival.org PIAF – 22-25 August, 8pm, The Famous Spiegeltent It’s not often you see something happen during a performance that turns it from being the merely spectacular into the unforgettable, but Tuesday night’s audience at the Spiegeltent in George Street for PIAF witnessed something quite extraordinary.
The opening of The Moira Monologues takes us into deepest, darkest Falkirk, where Moira, the lippy chain-smoking cleaner, is berating her neighbour. It’s an unforgettable performance of jaw-dropping quality that rightfully gained huge applause, foot stomping, and massive whoops and cheers from a full house on its first night…
Suddenly, there is the sound of ‘giggling’ between Taylor (Tiffany Stephenson) and Burton (James Lance) and with the subtle exchanges of glances, wry facial expressions and tiny elements of body language, all at once, you have Taylor and Burton live on stage. They’re just there.