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Hope and Gloria (Alex Maher / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Prepare to let Dr Hope help you through your (but mostly her own) personal issues. No one escapes the lifestyle improvement exercises, in a show which (quite bravely) leans on audience participation, and from the moment she bursts out of the metaphorical womb, it is obvious that Hope is a hilarious creation. Not only is the comedic timing and delivery spot on, the performance is always on the move. Enthusiastically running around the stage and in and out the audience, Alex Maher executes excellent physical comedy, not the easiest of skills to pull off. So, so funny, and so much fun, ‘Hope and Gloria’ is a (free!) Fringe Festival gem.

The Voodoo Rooms, until 25 Aug, 8.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]