The Dark Show

This one woman sketch show features strangely sinister characters who are both entertaining and unnerving.

An amateur taxidermist, a Polish au pair and a windowlene drinking children's entertainer are amongst the many odd balls we meet. Few of the characters are as they initially appear and most have a ghoulish side with foul play and death featuring strongly as themes.

Fiona Hunter is undoubtedly skilled as an actress and has a talent for accents. She achieves a quite unbelievably diverse range of personas. The material is entertaining and I found myself eagerly awaiting the dark twist each sketch would bring. The only fly in the ointment is the erratic pace, with costume changes interrupting the flow and some monologues being a little rushed. The disturbing nature of the humour may not be to every ones taste but it's certainly not bland.

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Sweet ECA, Aug 6-12, 14-27. 6.40pm (50 minutes)

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