Danielle Ward – Speakeasy / Playdead (Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live)
By Simon Thornton | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2012
Any comic who opens their show by serving the audience G&Ts from a teapot is a winner in my eyes. Yet, as she proclaimed during her set, perhaps she should indeed have plied us with slightly more booze. Ward’s set aimed to highlight the misogyny still present in society but, despite a very well thought-out and witty show, at times it seemed to lack coherence and the audience tried, but clearly struggled, to follow. I felt as if I was rooting for her against a crowd who were not quite as receptive as she’d hoped. I do believe this to be a show that will only gain strength as the run, and the gin, continues.
Pleasance Dome, 1-27 Aug (not 7), 8.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Simon Thornton]