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The Caroline Carter Show (Flick Ferdinando)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

Plying an audience with Jack Daniels doesn’t necessarily get them on side, but it helps. Fortunately, Flick Ferdinando’s country singer stage persona Caroline Carter is a fine comic character with an act which stands up even if you’re sober. Somewhere between Dolly Parton and David Brent, Carter is equal parts arrogant and deluded, simultaneously convinced of her own brilliance and desperately eager to please. Her musical anecdotes of life on the road in her “cosy camper van” take unexpected, subversive twists, while she keeps the audience giggling with slick timing, body language and flirtatious, unreciprocated chemistry with Barney Strachan: talented guitarist and taciturn, Stetson – sporting straight man. Underneath the silliness and the fringed jacket, this is a thoughtful, charming show.

Zoo, 5 – 29 Aug (not 15), 9.15 pm (10.15 pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp 247.
tw rating 4/5