Sydney Comedy - Felicity Ward
REVIEW - FELICITY WARD THE HEDGEOHOG DILEMMA
Apparently The Hedgehog Dilemma is a Freudian concept about whether or not to be in a partnership/relationship with someone on the off-chance you may get hurt, or stay alone where you may not get hurt, but then you’re all alone… It’s something humans struggle with in everyday life (not like the hedgehogs, who only cop it in winter).
No stranger to this dilemma, Felicity Ward launches straight into her brilliant show, taking us to a time where, in just two weeks, she was going to be married. Panic, cold feet and, of course, the hedgehog dilemma make her reassess everything: her life, her relationship, her dependency on alcohol.
This show goes from the gut-bustingly funny (a song-and-dance routine about the terrible things that can happen when you’re an alcoholic) to the heartbreakingly sad (what the hell am I doing with my life, oh God I’m living at my mum’s house again) and then back again to the hilarity.
Felicity Ward is so personable. You know what she’s talking about, you’ve been there before and, at some stages throughout her show, you just want to reach out and give her a hug. But don’t get me wrong — as much as this is a show about personal growth, heartache and battling addiction…it is so funny you may find yourself snorting out loud and slapping your thighs uncontrollably.
The one-off show she did at the MICF is the very last time she will be performing The Hedgehog Dilemmain Australia, but don’t fret! We were there for the recording of her DVD so, in a short while, it will be available to buy at shops and you can watch it over and over and over again. Which, believe me, you will want to.
With brilliant use of costumes, body language, facial expressions and interpretive dance, it’s easy to see why Felicity Ward is one of Australia’s favourite stand-up comedians. Even if you didn’t get to see this particular show, there will be many others from her hilarious mind to entertain and enlighten us and, of course, don’t forget to buy the DVD (if only to hear what my thighs sound like when they’re slapped).