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Perfectly Imperfect Women (Wizard Presents)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Exploring ideas of perfection through fairytales and biographical retrospective, Danyah Miller takes the audience on a journey through her childhood, as well as that of her mother and her mother before her. A talented storyteller, Miller uses familiar and simple devices found in children’s theatre, but with enough humour to keep an adult audience interested. Easily engaging with her audience, Miller breaks the ice with a short participatory game to gage the audience’s own feelings towards ideas of perfection. Although a strong premise, ‘Perfectly Imperfect Women’ can occasionally feel unfinished as a whole piece. It’s a simple show, looking into the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship and how that affects our strive for perfection.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]