‘Who We Were’ features a mix of entertaining sketches, musical comedy, some well-used props and a fair bit of heart. The show flows with an overarching theme of looking back at the influences on the self-doubt of three characters about who they are and who they want to be. These moments of heart give the show structure and three distinct characters for the audience to relate to.
Aside from the aforementioned occasional deeper moment, ‘Who We Were’ drew consistent laughs. A tongue-in-cheek musical number focussing on the less-than-rational mood swings of a teenager swept the audience up in raucous laughter. The show featured an enjoyable mix of formats and styles of sketches, providing an opportunity to highlight the strengths of each performer.
Caitlyn’s enthusiasm and almost clowning on stage is eye-catching and brings an enjoyable energy to each scene. Tiana produced understated and well-executed naivety to some seemingly dark content. Finally, Jayden produced some surprising character work using an array of props.
In a show where the name of a brand gets a laugh, it’s important not to lose sight of the clever writing that has gone into setting up each joke. ‘Who We Were’ is still as relatable now as it possibly was in 2016 and you can see it at The Improv Conspiracy on 16 and 23 February. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Hit By a Blimp is also about to bring their show ‘I’m Here’ to the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, which I reviewed last year (★★★★). Hit By a Blimp will be at Trades Hall from 29 March to 8 April 2018 and you can buy tickets from the MICF website.
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