Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect
How a posh woman’s big day turned to rot
This article is from 2015.
The wedding day has always been a popular topic for comedians of all shades and no wonder. It’s an occasion filled with so much importance yet features an inherent capacity for being an almighty catastrophe. Yet, few comics have taken on the big day to the excessive extent that Anna Morris does in It’s Got to Be Perfect.
A posh control freak is surely everyone’s idea of a nightmare bride, but character act Morris revels in Georgina, a truly monstrous creation who hasn’t cried since 2009. She is now preparing to wed the man of her dreams, a Tory MP called Simon who she met in a bar near Price Waterhouse, but whom we all suspect early on as not being quite the elegant gentleman he appears.
But for now, it’s all about the rehearsals (just the 28 of them during August) and as invited guests, we’re hired to help proceedings go without a hitch. Greeting us in full white nuptial gear, Georgina (all sucked-in cheeks and scary pouts) sips on her champers as she runs the rule over us. While there might be one too many obvious gags (you know from the kick-off that someone will mention being taken up the aisle), the joy of this show is that the feisty nature of the crowd on any given day will determine not if but when Georgina’s day will begin to crumble.
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