I t seems five minutes ago that Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag was show du moment in this place . But now - how fastsse turns the wheel of parody! - it's The One-Woman Show by Liz Kingsman , which overthrows this idol and makes the happiest in the wreck. Fleabag has set a model for the messed up, sexually candid, and ultimately redemptive female narratives that have conquered everything before him - until now, when he meets his match in Kingsman's clever and delicious whip. Now watch One-Woman Show do for her career what her target once did for Waller-Bridge.
If so, the irony will not be lost on Kingsman. But then, not much is lost for Kingsman, who misses no opportunity here to shoot the grass - occasionally - animates the one-person theater. In a show that never stops commenting on its own performance, Kingsman plays "a stumbling woman in her twenties with a manifiercely honest and darkly comical era ”. In the present, in a flashback, or in a confusion between the two, this waterfowl charity worker ricochets between her generic office job, her calamitous sex life and her convenient friend ("You gotta talk to me - that's literally the only reason I'm here! ").
There is a devilish delight to be had in the sharpness (sacrilege, even) of Kingsman's satire, which criticizes feminist references to a genre dependent on cute female ineptitude and unsatisfying sex. And yet, so As the show makes its career towards its final redemption, Kingsman plays a wild card that absolves him of matricide. Or does he? At this point, the -layer has been crammed onto the -layer, and the dividing line faded between the last few days Fleabag learning to accept her mixed self and her real-world creator calculating the professional fallout if tonight's concert goes wrong.
Did I mention that the show is also ridiculous, as our heroine worships a plant and puts an entire population of birds at risk? Too bad for Kingsman, he never had the chance to venture outside Edinburgh, where a Comedy award would have been a shoo-in. But the best reward for any comic is the unstoppable laughter, which will greet the One-Woman Show night after night, and which it more than deserves.