Solange should be commended for stepping into the performance sphere to unpack issues of anxiety and self-doubt, focussing on conversations, working 9-to-5 and the complexities of general life. She demonstrated a sound ability to hold the audience’s attention through moments of strong character work.
‘Polite salmonella and decision narcolepsy’ was not strictly a comedy-focussed show; rather it fitted more in line with an eclectic exploration of the different levels of angst through a variety of mediums including audio elements. While creative and unique, these audio elements could have been performed live, which would have had a much greater impact on the audience. Many up and coming performers have fallen into the trap of relying heavily on audio clips so Solange is not alone in this.
Solange has developed an exploratory, and at times, edifying debut solo show. Understandably as a preview it had its kinks to iron out but ‘Polite salmonella and decision narcolepsy’ offers something for those looking to unpack anxiety and it’s impact on someone’s life.
Check out ‘Polite salmonella and decision narcolepsy’ from 19 to 23 September 2018. For more information and to book tickets, click here.