Saturday 18 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Hannah Gadsby – Mary. Contrary. (Token Events)

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If you have ever dozed in church then have no fear, as Hannah Gadsby is here to fill the gaps with her alternative education. The Australian comedian fuses her degree in Art History with her quick wit to take you on a tour of the many faces of the Virgin Mary. The show concept is genius: Gadsby looks deeper into paintings of the Madonna and picks out humorous observations that would usually go unnoticed – silly asides between portrait characters made Gadsby instantly loveable. Sometimes the show dragged because of a classroom-like feel, due to the hour long slide show. However, thou shalt not let the Powerpoint dissuade thee, as Gadsby’s show is an innovative treat!

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-26 Aug (not 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22), 2.00 pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Emma Obank]

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