ED2012 Comedy Review: Deborah Frances-White – Cult Following (Deborah Frances White / SO Comedy)
By Conor Riordan | Published on Monday 20 August 2012
Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s Deborah Frances-White with a show about her young life as a Jehovah’s Witness. The production is a personal journey through her feelings and regrets towards what she describes as ‘’being part of cult’’, and the show is almost a therapy session for Frances-White, the jokes being the medicine. She admits that it is a healing process, and talks about her younger self as a different person, with the comedy separating the two. The material is funny and poignant, but the theme can become intense, particularly the darker parts about her door-to-door conversion attempts. But these moments are needed to add to the atmosphere. If I wasn’t a fan before, I’ve been converted.
Assembly Roxy, 1-27 (not 13) Aug, 4.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Conor Riordan]