Jessica Fostekew: Moving
Assured and bubbly performance on the travails of setting down and domesticity
This article is from 2013.
Domesticity and the travails of settling down are the topics of Jessica Fostekew's show. She takes us through meeting and moving in with her boyfriend, who happens to be a hoarder (operating at a television reality show level, she tells us), and their attempts to keep up with the Joneses. Mixed in with this are stories about previous flatmates, personal realisations and the odd digression into geekdom (the Doctor Who-watching kind, not the overly-intellectual or the live chicken head eating kinds).
An assured and bubbly performer, her skillful delivery allows her to inject fresh energy into some staid topics. The choice selection of some funny real life moments thankfully translate to an audience rather than just being amusing to the relator. Incorporating a good ear for accents, the show is peppered with little gems but patchy overall.
As she moves towards an ending that wraps up the previous threads, the pay-off is somewhat diminished by being not wholly unexpected. Nevertheless, they say the journey is more important than the destination, and travelling with Fostekew is an enjoyable experience.
Cabaret Voltaire, 226 0000, until 24 Aug, 5.05pm, free.