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Seminar (Emily Watson Howes)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Emily Watson Howes has a rather unnerving smile, which, in her guise of Kimberly Feldhauser, grows somewhat strained as the ‘Seminar’ goes on. Kimberly is determined that we must all smash stress, and as she suggests more and more bizarre ways of defeating it, she grows frustrated with her audience and the certainty that they will waste their lives. The character that Watson Howes has created is a triumph, from the smile to the calming voice, and though the show is undoubtedly a hilarious satire on the stress-relief industry, it is her relationship with her audience that makes it brilliant. “Laughter is an excellent way to conquer stress,” Feldhauser tells us, so go and de-stress at this fantastic show.

Pleasance Courtyard, 7 – 28 Aug, 2.10pm (3.10pm), £7.00 – £8.50, fpp150.
tw rating 4/5