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Amy Howerska: Goddess Unless Tired Or Hungry (Amy Howerska)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Amy Howerska has a sound sense of structure, but the frustrating lack of material means the show is all signposting and no filler. Howerska’s got a charming confidence when she’s in the flow: on stage is clearly where she flourishes, keeping audience interaction light and snappy. When it comes to prepared material, however, that mischievous sparkle dims, as if Howerska herself knows that the material’s a little rote. A segment on mansplaining reaches a fantastic natural conclusion but then feels milked for diminishing returns. A little too late we learn the show is apparently themed around family, but there’s little anecdotal proof to back up this claim. A promising premise, but too fluffy in the middle.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Louise Jones]