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Jennifer Tyler: Ready Or Not (Rachel Kraftman)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Given that Tyler and her producer Rachel Kraftman only had five weeks to prepare this show, its core theme of readiness is apt. Tyler produces a spirited and infectious performance as she charms the audience with songs that reflect her inner doubts and concerns. She employs a variety of styles, including channelling Celine Dion in a memorable ballad about bodily functions. On occasions Tyler’s breathless style can make it difficult to follow, so the show was most effective in its final third when the pace slowed and the themes deepened. This is a show packed with lovely ideas and delivered with impressive energy and skill; it could become something really special when further developed and refined.

Pleasance Courtyard, run ended.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]