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Connie Wookey: Denied (Constance Wookey)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

Connie Wookey’s unfortunate (real life) circumstances take the audience on a journey with musical parody, storytelling and comedy throughout. From losing her US visa to nearly dying in a plane crash, there is never a dull moment in the show. However, she does not shy away from more painful moments, including her friend’s sexual assault. Wookey chats to the audience with ease and confidence, while the musical parodies are inventive and certainly add to the overall production. With recognisable songs from an array of genres, the lyrics are witty and pithy, moving the show along at a good pace. Finishing with the audience making foam aeroplanes and throwing them across the room, ‘Denied’ is a feel-good show, excellently performed and engaging the audience throughout.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Natalie Holman]