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Dating George Orwell – Free (Kelly Jones / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2012

Some books were harmed in the making of this show. In Kelly Jones’ new one woman comedy, “Sexy Pauline” does some things with an Aldous Huxley which should never be done. While the book fetish concept is relatively novel, the rest is too concerned with plumbing the loner stereotype: the gay father, prom humiliation, lunchtime loo reading. It’s all been done before and much, much better than this. The pity is that Jones might even be a decent actress, at her best when she briefly switches into other characters. Such switches, however, are all too rare and mainly she sticks with the part of Pauline Duffy, who we’re left wondering why we should even care about.

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, 2-18 Aug, 4.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Lia Sanders]