Camden Fringe: Celia Delaney is... Angelic? - The Bill Murray - ★★★ - Until August 19, 2019


This show charts the changes and growth of Celia - from a young woman visiting Paris and having a fling with a French boy to the wife of a civil servant. It deals with issues of class, politics and sexual mores. And, accompanying Celia on her journey is an eponymous imaginary daughter. There are lot of laughs in this show and it was enjoyed by the audience, but despite the fact that it was tied together by being somewhat biographical and by the question posed of whether Celia is angelic or not, for us it seemed rather caught between two genres. Billed as a work in progress, the show sometimes left us confused as to whether we were watching a comic one person play or a stand-up act. Just when we became interested in the "character", we would get a series of jokes that seemed rather tangential. We were generously asked for feedback at the end of this sketch or play-in-the-making. Ours would be: this is thoughtful stand-up but might be really interesting as a fully-fashioned play. It's a sliding doors moment for the work's development.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
August 15: 6:45 pm
August 17: 5 pm
August 19: 9:30 pm
The Bill Murray
Nearest tube: Angel
https://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2646

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