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Felicity Ward – What If There Is No Toilet? (Brett Vincent for Get Comedy – by arrangement by Independent Talent)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Felicity Ward

In this pacy hour, Felicity Ward shares her experiences of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and mental illness, inviting us to laugh at these issues. Brutally open about her anxieties and trouble when there is no toilet, Felicity Ward introduces us to her inner demon, Beryl. Depicted as a strange, whining character that we take great pleasure in laughing at, Beryl pops up when Ward’s trying to sleep or needing the toilet. Ward is describing the thoughts that we’ve all experienced at one point or another, and the laugh is one of recognition. Bursting with manic energy and eccentric quirks, Felicity Ward’s show is brilliantly funny, truthful, and important in the de-stigmatisation of mental illness… and of talking about one’s bowel movements.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Withers]