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Oh My Irma (Never Mind The Noise / Derrick Chua / Haley McGee)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Haley McGee’s ‘Oh My Irma’ is a difficult one to describe; what begins seemingly as a murder mystery becomes an anecdote told by troubled girl after the death of her mother. In this dark, comedic one woman show, McGee unfolds the story using nothing but herself and a suitcase. This show is chaotic, poetic and tense, calling into question the mental stability of the character and raising issues such as self-harm. It might take a few minutes to work out what exactly is going on, but McGee’s energetic performance vividly brings the scene to life and you’ll be left hanging on her every word, movement and facial expression.

Hill Street Theatre, until 25 Aug (not 13), 6.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 │ [Anita Magee]