Charmian Hughes: Raj Rage! 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 06, Aug 2014
A good story told well doesn’t necessarily have to be funny to be engaging, but Ms Hughes’ managed to be amusing into the bargain as well. This piece of comic theatre intertwines the story of Charmian’s visits to India with that of her ancestor, who left India after the Mutiny. Charmian plays all the characters, literally wearing different hats – but these are only visual indicators of characters created through syntax and tone and posture.
The structure worked really well with the pace of each story never outstripping the rest, and all arriving at the end at the same time. Charmian’s delivery was fluent and confident, with the air of someone used to conducting a conversation with a whole roomful of people (like a teacher or a lecturer). Not a straight stand-up routine, but a woman with a good story told well.
Reviewed by Laura
Banshee Labyrinth (Venue 156), 15:10