Setting the scene in a therapist’s office, Pauline Curtin introduced a range of patients including a fortune teller and a sexually frustrated waif, but in a show which featured a diverse range of characters they remained unconvincing, blurring into one person because they had so few distinguishing features. Curtin started the show distractedly and didn’t engage with her audience and therefore gags fell flat on their faces, and though she did generate amusing moments these were soon forgotten in amongst the shockingly bland material. A tired attempt to shock the audience by portraying a nun who longs for a more sensual life after being locked away from reality in a convent didn’t have the desired effect. Forget seeing this show, just drink… lots.
Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, 3-26 Aug, 3.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]