Eirlys Bellin (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Eirlys Bellin

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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Eirlys Bellin: Unaccustomed As I Am

  • 2 stars

Rising comedy star Eirlys Bellin takes you on the hilarious journey of four unique characters facing the monumentous task of speaking in public for the very first time. From the hopelessly indiscreet Venezuelan cleaner to the nightmare pushy bridesmaid, join them as they’re thrust into the unforgiving glare of the…