Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit


Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker two)
Aug 21, 22 – 25, 26 – 28, 17.40


Walking into the impressive Bunker two at the Pleasance the room had everything positioned so as to so openly place a kick ass gig as things stepped up a gear. The show ‘Madam Good Tit’ (a title to strike out) was written and performed by the well known and well thought of comedy of Helen Bauer. She came on as large as life and in no time rattled through a dictionary of jokes of every kind.

In her-self confessing act she went through multi personalities of woes and joy’s. And she performed her heart out. She had learned to use the stage in five main points so she could connect with everyone in the audience. Her shopping list of tales had the effect, when balanced with her quantum delivery, of great wisdom, serene and powerfulness that came pouring out.

Her appearance was all in white with blond hair and a beautiful face. We were allowed so far into her world (a remarkable looking and sounding place) whether she was lost or happy she shouted out and screamed out punch lines to add in more punch to her many faceted approach; expressing a side of performance we don’t usually get to see.

She threw her invisible net out with rambunctious pleasure, and completely took over the room with the wit’s of physicality and verbal menstruating; Wildly telling a well managed truth that would overshadow any and all proceedings. Well capable of flirting when the spirit rose in her embracing of being on the spot. Her pleading needs were clear for to tell the truth seemed to be the greatest liberator. She was a champion of herself scattering us on every level possible to be explored.

I have little seen such an achieving hour of intimacy that waved its hands in special places nor seen so many journeys taken. Lovingly, entertainingly making a profession of contorting as an elaborate jester while in seconds turning into a shrinking violet! An effectively told story of heart break as to make all cry with laughter!

Her talents, charms, honesties and simply deliciously verified ring master comedienne looks out at us a changed woman and plays herself in so any ways.

Reviewer: Daniel Donnelly

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