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Maddy’s Many Mouths (Maddy Anholt)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2013

A addiction to mimicry spirals out of control, in this unusual, funny and unsettling play. Once you have got over the rather surreal premise, you can settle down to watch a consummate impersonator at work. From her original incarnation, Maddy shifts seamlessly into a succession of weird and wonderful characters, with an incredible range of accents. Impressively, only one accessory is needed to completely alter her personality. However, the high-speed changes can leave the audience reeling from one character to the next. Maddy precisely captures and skewers several cultural stereotypes of women, and there are some very funny lines. Although sometimes absurdity overpowers the drama of the production, the play nevertheless showcases a remarkable talent, and is definitely worth seeing.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 10 Aug, 7.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Isobel Steer]