Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You
- Marissa Burgess
- 19 August 2016
This article is from 2016
A (possibly) deliciously wicked (maybe) true story about a break-up (perhaps)
Confessing that she has issues with sharing too much information from her personal life, Amée Smith arms two ladies in the front row with notepads to check whether she's over-sharing. One will tally what is public information and what should be kept private. And Smith certainly does have plenty to over-divulge. This is not a break-up show as such, but it is a show that features a split and the realisation that you don't need someone to validate your life. You can do things on your own, such as producing and performing your own Edinburgh show. If the show is as true as she claims, then it's deliciously wicked; if it's not, then Smith creates the illusion brilliantly well. It's also nicely structured and layered, beginning with her attempt at playing the guitar while giving a running commentary on how difficult she finds it. You wonder why she's bothering, but 15 minutes later all is revealed.
Elsewhere three types of relationships are given Smith's analysis, all looping back to the same conclusion. Plus she supplies you with sufficient information for you to try and work out the identity of her ex-fella, adding an extra layer of mischief to proceedings.
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