Review by Amanda Lancaster.
You all know it, whether having fallen powerless prey to it, or wielding it like liquid courage. The age-old scapegoat, common catalyst for all ill-conceived acts, words and missteps of both youth and adulthood alike.
The drunk alibi.
Award nominated (and for good reason,) Drunk girl is a cleverly curated thesis demonstrating the differing stereotypes and standards society holds in regards to today’s drunk culture, and in particular the contradictory female roles within it. Thea Fitz James is effortlessly witty and engaging, a seamless entertainer, instantly attention grabbing she has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand the whole way through.
Taking a hard hitting, controversial, and ongoing issue of great concern that most would rather not think about let alone be forced to face for an hour, she instead manages to carefully – and with just enough humour – illuminate for us the varying facets of the subject’s importance. Watching our star seamlessly demonstrate the dual roles that most of us can so readily associate with, she gives the performance a honesty you cant help but pay attention to.
From bubbly, zealous, bring on the drinking games of youth to that of grown up, am I really sure of my self womanhood the show progresses through the varying degrees of drunkenness and its ensuing outcomes. Get ready to explore the world of alcohol in a powerful vs powerless performance experiment in consequences and all that can come with contemporary society’s drinking rituals and the realisation of your own inadvertently socially lubricated selves.
When: 20th – 25th January 2017 | 9:00pm
Where: The Blue Room Theatre | Fringe Central | PERTH
Tickets: $23 – $26
Info: Duration 55 minutes | Mild rating | Recommended 15+