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Katie Mulgrew – Happily Ever After (Avalon Promotions Ltd)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

When you stop to think about it, some of the lessons that Disney films teach us are pretty questionable. This is the loose premise of Katie Mulgrews show, in which she explores the effect of Disney princess culture on young minds not least her own. Starting out in a lo-fi Sleeping Beauty-style bed (never mentioned again after the first three minutes), Mulgrew quickly builds a strong rapport with the audience, which keeps them on her side despite a few weak gags. Its generally good fun though, and in the end Mulgrew provides some genuinely thought-provoking examinations of princess culture and what it teaches us to be. The show ends on a lovely note, too.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]