From disastrous Ted-X talks to meeting Dick again at the absolute worst (or best) time, the stories are well-crafted to bring the laughter and ease the tension that builds in the sadder parts. This show wasn't the funniest I've seen, only because split between light and dark was half and half. However, it absolutely had the most truth and the most heart. There were so many moments of recognition and connection, so many takeaways to sit and ponder later. Mixed in with audio clips of her mother who struggled with Multiple Sclerosis her whole life only to lose the fight to cancer, are a Banjo’s songs that are light and silly. The way that the show is woven together to make us laugh in the face of that much sadness, indeed laugh in a show written about sadness, speaks volumes about how comical Fraser really is.
Fraser has built a show that is raw, honest, beautiful and funny, an astounding achievement that leaves you with the wind somewhat knocked out of your sails and yet determined to move forward. This is the most important show I've seen this festival and a timely reminder to be better, do more and kiss away calories. Also, I completely agree with her that teeth are weird!
Alice Fraser’s show Savage is on at Cavern Club from 10 May 2016 to 14 May 2016 at 7pm
Buy Tickets here: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/may/alice-fraser