Fringe Review: Women Like Us

Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are here to tell you that you are not perfect, and that’s OK. In fact if it leads to the hilarious comedy in their show it is more than OK

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It's not just women who love this hilarious crowd pleaser
Overall
5

Reviewed at Exhibition Hall, The National Wine Centre on 16 February 2019

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Ellen Briggs and Mandy Nolan are here to tell you that you are not perfect, and that’s OK. In fact if it leads to the hilarious comedy in their show it is more than OK. There is no sacred cow that is immune from their witty ramblings. Their husbands, children (especially teenagers), the weight loss industry, vegans and party-plans all get a serve.

These two lovely ladies are drawing on real life, their own experiences to make us laugh at ourselves. All the daily frustrations and annoyances are fodder for their wicked look at our existence. If these ladies don’t make you laugh, you don’t have a sense of humour. Their audience, mostly made up of women with a few husbands and others thrown in, barely had time to draw breathe between the hearty laughs.

The sexual references and the occasional coloured language, the inclusion of bodily functions and the ageing process were all grist to the mill. These girls have a way with words and should be prescribed as an all round tonic, better than therapy!

Women certainly do like you, and so do many of the other group.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Venue:  Exhibition Hall, The National Wine Centre
Season:  16 Feb – 17 Feb
Duration:  140 min
Tickets:  $30 -$35

 

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