The show’s core themes of hatred, forgiveness and self-care have weight behind them and the audience appeared to connect with each during the night. While this might not be the case for everyone, ‘Garbage Monster’ felt particularly relatable due to personal circumstance, with Alice’s songs, quips and hilarious yet poignant comments ringing true.
As a self-professed fan of musical comedy, Alice’s voice and her control over it was astounding. On multiple occasions throughout the evening, Alice concluded a song to huge and encompassing rounds of applause from a warm Monday night crowd. While Alice stole the show, Ned Dixon supported her well on the piano, adding his own charm and energy to the evening.
Moving beyond the musical skill of the pair, ‘Garbage Monster’ was also hilarious. Alice performed clever and insightful material through both songs and stand-up. This witty material felt original and demonstrated Alice’s introspective strengths.
The not-so-subtle symbolism of ‘Garbage Monster’ felt topical and relevant. The finale of the show, as absurd as it was, further demonstrated the creativity and imagination of a brilliant performer and made it a must-see for cabaret-lovers this MICF.
Check out Alice Tovey in ‘Garbage Monster’ from 16 to 21 April 2019. For more information and to book tickets, click here.