Saturday 11 August 2012 | By Khristine Gallagher
ED2012 Comedy Review: Gemma Arrowsmith – Defender Of The Earth (Gemma Arrowsmith / PBH’s Free Fringe)
With boundless, bouncing energy and a flair for vocal impressions, Arrowsmith takes you on an epically geeky journey of parodies and hilarity. Faced with having to save mankind from total annihilation, more average than average Lucy Raven is faced to come up with a compelling argument as to why we should all be saved. Covering a vast array of material, Arrowsmith astounds with an ability to capture a diverse range of characters with their mannerisms, voices and actions nailed, and if that isn’t enough, the script furnishes these many characters with sharply written and memorable one-liners. The massive range of material leads to some impressions being flatter than others, but this negative is more than overcome by Arrowsmith’s compelling magnetism and hilarious script.
Le Monde, 6-25 Aug, 3.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]