'In this way I shall preserve many things that would otherwise be lost in oblivion. I shall find daily employment for myself, which will save me from indolence and help to keep off the spleen, and I shall lay up a store of entertainment for my after life.'

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This blog mainly contains reviews from the Edinburgh Festivals from 2008 to 2010 which I wrote for the Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. These reviews cover everything from comedy to contemporary dance; children's theatre to Handel.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dixie’s Tupperware Party Review

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

Fiery redhead and all American mom Dixie pours herself a drink before the Tupperware party. This consists of a large Vodka seasoned lightly with a soft drink.

Stumbling her way through words like vegetable, Dixie presents the audience with the fantastical plastical wonders of Tupperware and its various uses. Yet Dixie often relies more on her character acting than good comedy writing to raise a laugh. Unfortunately, with an Alabama redneck, the character is often little more than an overexcited, uneducated hick – not exactly a new or interesting idea since George W.

Being a party, the lights stay up throughout the show. This produces an interesting dynamic, often missed by comedians who demand the spotlight. Often watching another audience member gasping for air as they choke back the laughs is as entertaining as the show itself.

While not especially clever and very much in your face, it is hard not to laugh at Dixie’s Tupperware party.

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