Jessica Fostekew – Wench 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2022
In 2019, if we can remember back then, Jessica Fostekew’s show was the much-acclaimed Hench, which was nominated for the best show that year, so what of the similarly titled Wench?
It is also a fine one too, maybe not as hard hitting but as always with her shows Jess has written a thought challenging piece of entertainment but also with more laughs attached. Since her last pre-Covid visit she has left a 9-year relationship and is starting again with her son and the new love of her life, a woman.
Once separated from her son’s father she wondered about getting back into the dating game, what was the etiquette with removal or otherwise of pubic hair for example. Her half-sister, definitely Gen Z, is of no help, as she is a different time, but navigates through the issues and her new partner, a devoted cat lover moves in. Jess is anxious that the change may disturb her lockdown friend, an elderly neighbour, and the prospect of her sons future the changing culture.
When you go to see the show you will have to listen hard at times. When she goes off at overdrive on occasions it is hard to keep up with the rapid delivery, all enunciated delightfully, but you could miss so much.
Reviewed by Geoff
Monkey Barrel One
16.45 to 17.45
Until 28th (not 15th )