Lynette seems right at home on stage, and happy to share anything and everything with her son and with us. Hamish does a lovely job of chipping in to control the pace of the show. Mid way through I felt the show begin to lose momentum, falling into similar patterns of storytelling, but just as I notice this, Hamish kicks off a series of planned gags and segments which help push the show into another gear. This is clearly a brave and well-thought out show. The Parkinson duo put their relationship right on stage and over the course of the show, you can’t help but feel like part of the family.
This is a show with some great gags and beautiful manipulated tension, but above all it is a show about family. If you want a wholesome, heart-warming and fun evening out this week, then I can’t recommend Me ’n’ Ma enough!
Me ’n’ Ma is on a BATS 21-25 May in the Heyday Dome at BATS Theatre. Grab your tickets on the BATS site, or for more information on other shows in NZ International Comedy Fest, visit the NZICF website.