- Brian Donaldson
- 16 August 2010
This article is from 2010
Clichés abound and laughs fail
In the same cosy room in 2008, Isabel Fay presented a claustrophobic set of oddball characters who appeared with a bang before fizzling out all too quickly. The same is true of Eirlys Bellin’s show, Unaccustomed As I Am, in which a quartet of irritants are thrust into the limelight of public speaking for the first time. Naturally, they all blow it, from the mum hosting a party for her eight-year-old to the bridesmaid delivering a wholly inappropriate wedding speech. Clichés abound and laughs fail to rise up from this decent enough idea.
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