Tessa Waters: Fully Sik (4 stars)

This article is from 2018

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

An infectious show of top-quality surrealist scenarios

As part of cabaret trio Fringe Wives Club, Tessa Waters is currently killing it in the empowering feminist disco Glittery Clittery, which is packed with plenty of sass and songs about sexuality. Fully Sik is Waters' solo show, temporarily taking her away from the world of cabaret to the tiny Heroes SpiegelYurt, where she presents a high-spirited 45 minutes of physical comedy complete with confetti, pillow fights and imaginary hula hooping.

Waters has a charisma that is infectious and a drive to involve as many people as possible in her surreal scenarios. Her interaction with the audience is executed well, as any hesitant participants soon join in fully with Waters' bizarre sketches, which include getting stuck in a water slide and having a 'deep and meaningful conversation' as she trips out at a drug-fuelled house party. She even passes around an invisible joint at one point, which everyone in the yurt is more than happy to take a hit of.

This isn't a show that involves any particularly profound statements or a storyline that you can follow. Instead, it's all about getting on board with Waters' immensely silly, animated sketches and temporarily having some fun in a small space. Fully Sik is strangely therapeutic, with Tessa Waters leaving you feeling uplifted and energised by the end.

Heroes @ The SpiegelYurt, until 26 Aug, 5pm, £5 in advance or donations at the venue.

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

  • 4 stars

Janet A McLeod and The Furies, Heroes / PWYW Turbo-charged physical comedy kween Tessa Waters packs a non-stop rollercoaster ride of LOLs into one high-octane hour of sketch and improv. Heaps of fun and all audience interaction is consensual (hooray!). 'Incredibly funny' (Sydney Morning Herald). 'A real force of nature…