It comes as no surprise to discover that Eilish O’Carroll, best known these days as Winnie McGoogan in Mrs Brown’s Boys, is a consummate story-teller.
At the Pleasance Courtyard, she settles on a chair centre-stage and begins to tell her tale. A happy but damaged childhood set O’Carroll on the road to stardom. An unhappy, abusive marriage helped pave the way too, as did the realisation, at the age of 40, that she may have been living a lie all her life.
Laugh out loud funny, Live, Love, Laugh has a darkness at its heart – the shadow of a 1950s Irish Catholic upbringing. […]