Felicity Ward Reads from the Book of Moron

3 Stars

***

My first impression of Felicity Ward was one of surprise. In her publicity photograph she comes across as cold and austere. In actual fact, she has a warm and welcoming personality that is beguiling. Her conversational, self deprecatory brand of humour kept me laughing all the way through her performance. She has a slim figure and doesn’t mind admitting there isn’t a lot in the bra area. Even when she does some edgy, sexual content she puts it across in a charming, conspiratorial way.

Her show is based around her book of tales drawn from her past experiences, for example, an incident when through peer pressure she ate some hash cake, and the problems resulting from irritable bowel syndrome in the closely confined space of a mini bus.

Between the stories her interaction with the audience is natural and witty.  As the show develops, it is as if we have become her friends. At the end of an enjoyable hour, she hands out a little booklet which contains her thoughts and the full text of her irritable bowel syndrome story – an amusing read.

Reviewed by Ben

Venue; Venue Number                  Gilded Balloon Teviot; V14

Dates                                                  4 to 30 August 2010 (not 16, 23)

Times                                                 18.45 to 19.45

Fringe Programme Page Number: 61

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