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Feeling sad? You’ll probably feel worse after this show. Energetic but professionally failing Dr Benoit attempts to make Rachel, a seemingly incurable patient, happy. A predictably futile effort. Rachel’s gloomy and unresponsive attitude to Dr Benoit’s attempts at therapy are quite funny at first, but it loses its impact pretty quickly, leaving the rest of the show going round in dull circles. There are a few odd giggles, but it’s really Rachel’s fantastic guitar playing paired with Dr Benoit’s pleasant singing voice, that saved the show from utter disaster. Nevertheless, just like Rachel, the audience is left unable to produce anything more than an artificial, strained grimace. I’m afraid the happiness therapy failed both Rachel and the audience.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 12.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alice Taylor]

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