ED2012 Comedy Review: Barbara Nice – Mrs Nice (Barbara Nice / The Assembly Rooms)
By Nathaniel Meyers | Published on Sunday 19 August 2012
This is character comedy at its finest. Janice Connolly plays Barbara Nice, an eccentric, bubbly and opinionated housewife from Stockport. A self-proclaimed fun-smuggler, she maintains that the most important thing in life is to make yourself available for fun and that is exactly what this show is all about. The character is flawlessly convincing and strikes up a brilliant, warm rapport with the audience by organising crowd-surfing, sprightly sing-alongs and a game of musical chairs, among other party activities. She finds comedic fun in the mundane, from losing her umbrella to carrying out the domestic chores of a housewife. This is light-hearted, unrestrained fun, perfectly suited to the venue and an early afternoon crowd.
The Assembly Rooms, 1-25 Aug (not 2, 13), 2.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]