So, I went with the Doc to see Susanna McDonald's Experimentalista show. I'd seen a sort of warm-up gig at OOTB some weeks before, so I had some idea of what to expect. What I hadn't realised was that Susanna was accompanied by a dancer, which is sometimes enough to make me run screaming from the room, but in this case, I think it worked.
The show itself was more reminiscent of cabaret-style entertainment than your average singer-songwriter showcase, which in my mind suited Susanna perfectly. All those years strumming a guitar, and she sounds better with a piano. Who'd have thought? There were tender moments, occasions of powerful drama, and even fear at some points. I'd recommend it. It's interesting to see a performer adapt to the Fringe, and it's well done in my view.
The only criticism IMHO would be that for me, there didn't seem to be a lot of recognisable choruses in the songs, although some I was hearing for the first time. For some people, that's not a problem, but I like to have something to hang off. It probably mattered less in this setting, as there was always a visual element to keep you entertained. But well done Susanna!