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Be Careful What You Wish For (Lynsey Bonell / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Lynsey Bonell, aka motivational team leader Alice Lashman, delivers an amusingly clich├ęd life coach workshop, guiding the audience through the details of successful wish-making. The impersonation is so accurate that when I first arrived I was worried the character might be genuine. However, Bonell soon departs from reality, portraying what can only be described as resembling a hyperactive child at a party. Workbooks are handed out, and we hear testimonies from previous class members, which brings a slight opacity to events. Luckily, this is overshadowed by the generally optimistic nature of the show. The script is not necessarily clever but it will have you pausing for thought the next time you blow out your birthday candles.

Madogs Cocktail Bar & Grill, until 24 Aug (not 12), 2.25 pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Grace Brennan]



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