Jess Robinson – Impressive 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 20, Aug 2016
If ever there is an accurate show title in Fringe 2016 then I haven’t seen it. Jess Robinson has this nailed down.
From the get in she and her hugely talented band are on stage as she encourages people to take their seats, some even given an on stage table. She is very smiley and welcoming. This done, Jess launches into what she does best, impressions, normally singing impressions where she masters everyone in seconds, hell the opening number alone has ninety nine of them.
The hour is rammed with some of the best impressions you could hope for, except men, she can’t do men she says, but she is telling the story of her divorce intermingled with the music.
The show has obviously been fine-tuned and the direction is top notch. It oozes class from the beginning and maintains this standard to the very end.
She has devices, the simple method of making angsty songs unangsty, playing musical chairs with the instruments and of course the funnies. Jess has all bases covered. Even her parents, who were actually present when I attended come under the microscope to great effect.
This show was an absolute delight to attend and I would thoroughly recommend getting a ticket if any are still available.
Reviewed by Geoff
20.30 to 21.30