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The Full Brontë! Literary Cabaret (Scary Little Girls / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

The ‘Full Brontë!’ is a wonderfully raucous journey though the life and work of the Brontës. My adventure began with a Cosmo-style ‘Which Brontë Sister Are You?’ quiz leaving me indefinitely branded ‘Emily’ by our host. While the show occasionally slowed, when it regained momentum it reached a frantic and delightful conclusion. Monika De Plume is your excellent, uppity compère and self-proclaimed leading lady, unafraid to mock her audience, her on stage companions or indeed herself. Her sidekick, Non, provides her fair share of slapstick, and their piano playing companion has a beautiful singing voice that is somewhat underused. A wonderful juxtaposition of vulgar humour and high culture, this show on PBH’s Free Fringe is far more valuable than the price of admission.

Fingers Piano Bar, until 24 Aug (not 19) 4.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]