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Mad Women In My Attic! (Monica Salvi)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015

Mad Women

Along with her psychotherapist on piano, Monica Salvi’s one-woman cabaret is set in an imaginary psychiatric unit, where she performs to her fellow patients. A grand church doesn’t seem like the most obvious venue for such a show, but it actually works rather well and creates a mysterious atmosphere. We meet Salvi as she rises from the pulpit, giving a taste of the mischievous fun to come. Through song and speech she reminisces about her life as an actress, and the curiosities of the characters she has played. It’s a rather unusual storyline, but Salvi’s quirky character and flawless vocal performance bring it all together, topped with some audience participation and even a pair of handcuffs…

Just Festival at St John’s, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]