Sat 18th Jun 2022 at 8:45pm ends 9:45pm
Electric Palace, High Street, Hastings, UK - Map
Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival 2022 presents:
At the beginning of 2018, things are looking rosy for Sarah Mills: she has the bachelorette pad, a job she doesn’t hate and a clutch of friends who make her feel she’s living in a glossy 90s sitcom. Now all she needs is a fella. But instead of finding a handsome prince, she finds a surprise in her poo. The next 2 years are spent swapping dresses for Hospital gowns and Lambrini for laxatives as Sarah adjusts to life with a disability and the newfound knowledge she can’t even trust her own BUM not to kill her. This is her story, in all its painfully funny detail. ‘Heartfelt, important, and very very funny’ (ITV1’s Rob Rinder).Sarah is a writer, actor, comedian and producer, and the current winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe award* for BADASS.
I found the story more informative than amusing. Having experienced the cancer business, chemo, radiotherapy with my wife and then for myself I know parts of cancer treatment be comedic and a little haphazard but Sarah's experiences came across as a little self indulgent. Some of the NHS references resonated but is it really understaffed....no it isn't. It is just inefficient and frankly poor 'value for money'. I felt sorry for Sarah who clearly is a naturally funny person but she needs to tell another story, find a different vehicle. This show goes to Edinburgh. It needs a hell of a tweak and some lessons in how to use the technology. Good luck with it. Return with something a little more subtle. By the way my wife died, not of cancer. Just remember joking about serious illnesses is tricky. I am sure you are a nice person...let that part of your personality come through.
Review left at 9:16pm on Mon 20th Jun 2022
Loved Sarah’s honest and yet amusing approach to her diagnosis and treatment for cancer.
Review left at 8:54pm on Sun 19th Jun 2022