This Show Will Put You Off Scrambled Eggs For Life

Natalie Palamides: Laid, Soho Theatre ★★★☆☆

This Show Will Put You Off Scrambled Eggs For Life Natalie Palamides: Laid, Soho Theatre 3

If you were thinking of doing the whole vegan thing, but didn't quite have the wherewithal, buy yourself a ticket to Laid.

Flashes of Blanche Dubois, Bean and that weird egg thing from Garfield and Friends are folded into an membranous horror version of Groundhog Day, in Natalie Palamides' brain-scrambling monologue.

Under the direction of comedic crackpot Doctor Brown, Palamides dances from cutesy cartoon to psychotic mamma — making us howl with laughter one second (the funniest scene does heavily resemble one from that 'Pinchy' episode of The Simpsons), and grapple with keeping our dinner down the next.

It does get slightly overcooked, Palamides often relying on her audience as a crutch. The majority are good eggs — happy to chip in — but the woman who opts out of front row duties signals that Laid isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea.

Without giving too much away, it'll take you days to get the smell of egg out of your nostrils, a good few months to get this singular show out of your head, and possibly forever to cook another omelette.

Natalie Palamides: Laid, Soho Theatre. £18. Until 18 November. Then from 22 December-13 January.

Last Updated 09 November 2017