Brianna became a completely different person as her characters, her portrayals immersive and convincing. She swapped between disconnected and contrasting characters with ease and was eager to get the audience involved.
‘La Petite Merde’ had a fair bit of audience participation but was not reliant on it for laughs. These moments of crowd inclusion varied in success, some felt original and hilarious but one or two felt a little repetitive. A great success was Brianna’s portrayal of a ‘mother’; the control she had over her character and the participants was superb!
Brianna began and closed the show with a ‘personal’ touch, opening herself up to the audience. The intensity and fast-paced nature of the first segment was a little overwhelming, where she may have benefited from slowing down slightly. These bookends were a stark contrast to the strong characters she portrayed during the show; to the point it almost felt that the ‘personal’ element was also a character, which I found fascinating.
Brianna has developed a show that highlights her talents as a character artist, improviser and gutsy performer who was even willing to pull up two reviewers on stage for audience participation. ‘La Petite Merde’ will bring a smile to your face!
Check out ‘La Petite Merde’ starring Brianna Williams from 17 to 23 April 2017. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
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