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Gilded Balloon (venue 38), 233 Cowgate (0131-226 2151), 4.30pm; to 2 Sept

Screaming on to the stage in bouffant black tutu and red plastic nose, McNulty looks like the satanic bride of Ronald McDonald, but just as the audience start to sweat at the prospect of some weird performance art, she sheds her net hat, plucks off the nose and steps into the shoes of her first character: a customer-services bitch from hell. It's the first of many deft costume changes, as the talented McNulty stuffs a colourful collection of dysfunctional brides, divas and teachers into one little black dress. Songs and voice-overs stitch together the different scripts with delicious professionalism. With her team of gifted writers, McNulty has "run up" some consummate character comedy.