Review: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego – Eve Tunstall

Show: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego
Venue: The Pleasance
Star rating: *****
Reviewer: Eve Tunstall

We all know how tough it can be for men in this day and age, but back in the day they also had it pretty tough. Poor William Wallace and Julius Caesar and don’t get me started on Sigmund Freud. Luckily, we’ve got ‘A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego’ on hand to help us out and take us back in time and find out just how hard it was for them. You see we need to take care to look out and protect the fragile male ego because a slight prick could destroy it all. Attend this lecture on A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego and you won’t be disappointed.

Jordan & Skinner weave comedy and modern-day feminist themes into this exceptional show about historic male egos. With poignant themes & musings around mental health and masculinity in today’s society, a brief history makes bold statements around how men and women are treated. The messages threaded throughout this show will leave you howling with laughter one minute and pondering toxic masculinity the next. It’ll take you on a journey through the ages revisiting Ancient Rome and beyond. Melanie Jordan is a true delight to watch as she takes on each character with full force. Everyone needs to watch this, even just for the exceptional portrayal of Jose Mourinho.

A History of the Fragile Male Ego: tickets available here
The Pleasance
7-26 August (not 14, 21)
4pm (1 hour)

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