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Edinburgh Fringe review: Ashley Storrie shares her story in a hilarious hour of stand-up therapy

© Steve UllathorneAshley Storrie
Ashley Storrie

Ashley Storrie is so desperate to get her show going that she’s already on stage as the long audience queue filters in.

It’s another packed show for the Glaswegian – and from the moment you arrive it’s clear to see why it’s proving so popular.

She welcomes everyone in to the grand setting of The Counting House’s fancy ballroom – it’s got chandeliers and everything – giving a countdown to the show and directions to the toilets and bar.

Helpful advice as well as picking out targets to poke some gentle fun at – it’s a unique touch.

The warm welcome is in-keeping with the show that follows as Ashley delivers a hilarious, important and altogether very enjoyable hour.

Backed by a mainly Scottish crowd – which can sometimes be a rarity at the Fringe – the audience gets to know a whole lot about her, as if we’re all a group of pals listening to her tell stories.

Ashley considers stand-up a sort of therapy, covering topics from autism and anxiety to a brief cancer scare in Wagamamas, as well as her dad’s interesting sourcing of a dog blood transfusion.

She explains why she called her free Fringe show Hysterical, and why it’s only ever women that the word is levelled at.

And a whole new appreciation of why she’s on that stage comes from a moment where she reveals the true origin story of a joke and why she tells it.

Ashley’s been coming to the Fringe since she was a kid, flyering for her mum Janey Godley, and on the basis of this show she’ll be a fixture for many years to come – possibly in even fancier rooms.