Fringe Review: Fiona O’Loughlin – Gap Year

Not so much a punchline gig, more so like sitting with a friend over a glass of wine and talking trivially about the trials and tribulations of life.

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Fiona O’Loughlin didn’t disappoint.
Overall
4

Reviewed at Thebarton Theatre on 1 March 2019

Presented by: Dancing Bear Productions/ Fiona O’Loughlin

Fiona O’Loughlin didn’t disappoint. She took the audience on a comedic journey through her life’s ups and downs. Recounting important and impactful life events, albeit in a hilarious and entertaining way. Kudos to her for making light of some very dark moments in her life.

Not so much a punchline gig, more so like sitting with a friend over a glass of wine and talking trivially about the trials and tribulations of life. Unfortunately, if you’re not a big TV watcher and don’t follow reality shows much, you may not be aware that Fiona was on the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, which would leave you with some of the things referred to in the stand-up routine going straight over your head as they did with me.

At times a bit hard to keep track of the storytelling, as we’d be hearing little side stories in between the recounting of the main story, however that also made it more authentic and gave that feeling of having a good old catch-up with a dear friend. I feel that most of us would be able to relate to parts of Fiona’s story in some way or another and it’s very admirable to be able to reflect back and laugh at things that were once very sombre.

Overall a great night out with plenty of laughs to be had. Fiona doesn’t hold back and the result is glorious!

Reviewed by Jo Stojanac

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