The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Spare Room, Tue Mar 3
Gillian Cosgriff is an all-round entertainer but at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Gillian does musical comedy and does it well. The audience spanned across all age groups and everybody laughed at her musical comedy arsenal. There was no topic too sassy for this self-confessed procrastachieving (procrastinator crossed with over achiever) singer/songwriter/comedian.
Gillian’s animated face is engaging, her smile infectious, her vocal abilities are also exceptional but her comical wit and delivery were outstanding. No topic was out of bounds for this delightful lady from Melbourne, as she talked about her favourite procrastination past times including knowing every capital city in the world, diets and health trends – including the joys of juicing, Facebook and people’s happiness and how there is always someone better off or worse off than you – and how irritating it is. Then there are bad presents and the following reactions, the ugliest bag in the world and not to forget Lobord’s Chameleon.
This girl can make any topic funny and then write a song that is musically melodic and lyrically sound.
There were some fleeting moments of seriousness when talking about depression and anxiety, which is not to ridicule. Gillian also has a word for everything and it is usually one that she has made up like ‘thinkle’, ‘nemasuese’ and, of course, procrastinatchieving. You will have to go to her show to find out the meanings. The performance is entertaining and quite educational too, due to her ‘Gills’ ability, time spent procrastinating on the internet and her innate knack and need to overachieve in every aspect of her life.
Gillian Cosgriff’s Whelmed is an enthusiastic, energetic, musical, sassy, intelligent piece of comedy genius that will have you laughing and make it look effortless. Gillian has a gift that would smash through I implore you to explore more. A smashing show by a brilliant lady.
Gillian Cosgriff: Whelmed continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights’ Spare Room until Sun Mar 15.
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