Micky Overman: Role Model
- Marissa Burgess
- 6 August 2018
This article is from 2018.
Offering solutions to awkward problems in fine debut
Role Model is the debut show from the Dutch comedian who's lived in Canada, is now in London, but once went on holiday with her ex to Australia. Finding herself the nanny of a 13-year-old girl has led Micky Overman to question what advice she can impart to her young charge, but soon realises that all she's got on the wisdom front is largely about men and what not to do. But at least that's something.
Overman is certainly charming company for a full hour, if a little nervy on this occasion probably due to the utter lack of response from her audience to a simple question about childhood role models, and a random guy who instead attempted to instigate a conversation with her. It's a shame, as she's got plenty to offer with her slightly offbeat, frank (almost to the point of confessional) style.
Offsetting her quirky hero worship of Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music, there's a deliciously dark edge to Overman as she offers a brilliant solution to problematic vampires and their thirst for blood that would solve two issues simultaneously.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 10.30pm, £7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9).