Melbourne Fringe 2013

One of a Kind

0 Comments 30 September 2013

Disclosure: I’m an only child. Therefore, when faced with a one-woman show about being an only child, I was always likely to take the performer’s side. Aleisha McCormack spends an hour on stage talking about what it’s like to be an only child, and how the perceptions of only children are stuck in the past. It’s part infotainment, part comedy and a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour.

From dispelling common myths to talking about what it’s really like to grow up as the sole child in a household, McCormack uses the show’s theme to discuss childhood, family and how our birth order impacts us as adults. It’s a rich mine, and there are some brilliant moments, predominantly when she when focuses on her own experiences and family.

Watching McCormack interact with the audience is enjoyable as her extensive performance experience comes to the fore. She’s genuinely likeable, and builds up a strong rapport as the show goes along, looking to audience members for agreement and sympathy as she talks about their potential common ground as only children, partners or parents of only children. If that happens to be you, you’ll really enjoy this stand up offering.

See the Melbourne Fringe Guide for details.

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