[THEATRE/Comedy ~ WORLD PREMIERE ~ VIC]
The Lark (open-air) at Gluttony, Thu 5 Mar.
Angela Faith starts with an entrance with a segue and while words and word play is a key part of this show – this one was for riding on! She came in chatting with the modest-sized crowd, making us feel at ease and made it clear – this would be no toned-down effort – this was a full-energy show. Soon enough we’re all doing a relaxation exercise to soften our sphincter… yes, it’s that kind of show.
Angela’s performance was definitely full of energy, fun and irreverence, bodily parts and scents. I mean, who really would trust a person who claimed that, as a child, she ate poo! While this might be the world premiere of a new show, and it is clear that Angela has plenty of experience, and not just in comedy – she can do the dramatic just as well, and as for energy levels – bouncing and posturing around on the stage, dance moves and theatre – she has it.
There is a bit of Jean Kittson’s Candida in her outfit and moves, often stretching, bending and doing yoga poses while delivering punch lines. She is similarly ditzy, flitting between stories, one-liners, slow-burners and returning to the point – sometimes multiple times after having ‘distracted’ herself with yet another hilarious side-track. Even the staged battery failure of her microphone leads to some ‘unexpected’ hilarity. We keep coming back to her in her child’s bed in the Domestic Canary Yellow room – and eventually the discovery of the greatest scent in the world!
She’s original, engaging, very positive and lots of fun. By the way, just stress and then relax your sphincter, get it soft – now that’s better, isn’t it?!
Too Much continues at The Lark (open-air) at Gluttony from 10.20pm until Sun 7 Mar.
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