Review: Geraldine Hickey in… turns out I do like sundried tomatoes – Feast Festival 2012

Presented by Feast and Independent Artists
Reviewed Thursday 22nd November 2012

Geraldine Hickey is genuinely funny. She’s funny in an inclusive way, funny in an abusive way, funny in her pathos, funny in her intelligence, funny in her gently sly way of making her audience identify with her and with every persons journey through life.

This is comedy from a place of honesty. As a self confessed 'bogan', of course rudeness abounds, but anyone who doesn’t sympathise with this woman and end up feeling that they could really be good mates with her, is not being honest with themselves.

Her show is 'regional Australia meets lesbian forthrightness'. As she leads us through the subtle differences between lesbians and 'bogans', the tears and joys of coming out to herself and her family, the trauma of facing angry 'chooks', whilst all the time she searches and shows the signs of gayness she somehow missed, the audience is hugging itself with joy at her wit. Hickey is such a professional performer that the entire show flows, seemingly, off the cuff, and I’m still not sure it wasn’t, but the thing that is sure is that, from her opening greeting of “shut up f**kers”, she held us all in the palms of her very clean, trimmed-nailed hands.

Reviewed by Christine Pyman, Visual Arts Critic and Guest Feast Critic, Glam Adelaide.

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Venue: The Garden Lounge, ANZ Feast Hub Precinct, Light Square, Adelaide
Season: Ended
Duration: 60 mins

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