Deborah Frances-White: Half a Can of Worms 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 16, Aug 2014
Although sounding English to the core Deborah is actually Australian and was adopted very successfully at a few days old, something that never bothered her.
Then chance took a hand and she learned something of her birth mother and contemplated opening a can of worms by delving into her past. But one opened this can could not be fully closed again.
Throughout the 75 minutes the story takes to relate, partly assisted by projected images, Ms Frances-White leads her packed house on a sort of Who Do You Think You Are journey in her quest to find out more, be it internet searches, Private Detectives or even phone calls to her native city.
This is a delightfully written and passionately delivered show and Deborah relates the story packed fully of anecdotes, passion, humour and heartstring tugging pathos as the story unfurls.
This is a wonderfully theatrical piece and for me it would sit better in that or Spoken Word sections of the Fringe brochure but if you are looking for a quality piece of afternoon entertainment then this could well be the show to see.
Reviewed by Geoff
Pleasance Ten Dome
16.45 to 17.00