Fiannah has made a show about death and mourning funny. There is no ‘shifting uncomfortably in your seat’; instead, the show is a bit of silly fun that takes you into her mindset of dealing with loss and the feelings that come out of it.
Aside from the Blue Heelers references (a show that I never watched), this show felt relatable. Fiannah has channelled the stories of grief, her development as an actress, growing up, and some whimsical impressions into a well-executed and polished show. Fiannah is a talented performer and comedy suits her somewhat manic disposition.
Throughout the show, she maintained a controlled madness that was delightfully engaging. ‘It’s Not Funny’ blends story telling, stand-up, sketch, theatre and even a little dancing into an entertaining and enjoyable bit of comedy that has loads of heart.
Check out Fiannah de Rue in ‘It’s Not Funny’ from 11 to 22 April 2018. For more information and to book tickets, click here.