Ashley Storrie:- Adulting 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 11, Aug 2018
Ashley Storrie’s first venture as a stand-up was quite a few years ago when as barely a teenager she performed at the Fringe and yet she says she is still having trouble growing up and still getting ID’d when buying cigarettes.
This sci-fi and Harry Potter loving, maker of viral videos and now the veteran of a veritable multitude of gigs the length and breadth of the UK is literally packing them in, such is her reputation as a must see act and it is not hard to understand why.
Ms Storrie is a natural raconteur, she paints pictures with her excellent hilarious writing and has a stage presence that commands the vast Counting House Ballroom. She appeals to every demographic, from every part, having them all hanging on her every word.
The material is wide ranging too, living at home, her parents, being disrespected by her dog, Helen from Sainsbury’s, travelling to gigs with her dad, the #metoo, citing a personal example… and a way of dealing with it and the often feared smear tests, and she offers an assistance medium.
Ashley may think people are struggling to see her as an adult, but in comedy terms she has really come of age. It may be difficult to get in, it is a free festival show so no tickets but it is certainly well worth queuing for ages to do so.
Reviewed by Geoff
Counting House Ballroom
20.00 to 21.00