Mary Barrel is Really Good at Things
Over-excited, part-improvised but tediously goofy life skills ‘seminar’
This article is from 2010.
LA comic and playwright Carrie Barrett is disconcertingly convincing in her role as hyper-dork Mary Barrel, an annoying, awkward 13-year-old who’s obsessed with best friends, sleepovers and party invites (or her lack thereof). Her over-excited, part-improvised but tediously goofy life skills ‘seminar’ is part-redeemed by friendly audience participation, pathetic human beat-boxing and bunny-boiling dialogue with her sound-engineer sidekick, Chris.
Jury’s Inn, 0845 508 8387, until 28 Aug, 5.10pm, £7 (£5).