Felicity Ward @ Pleasance Courtyard

Triumphant return from an absent Fringe friend

Review by Emma O'Brien | 07 Aug 2018
  • Felicity Ward

Felicity Ward informs her audience shortly into her set that she hasn’t performed at the Fringe for two years. It’s clear from the off that many of those here considered this a sad loss. And indeed it was, because her return is a thing of joy: an energetic, warm and consistently funny hour of reflections on marriage, other people’s parents and the perils of red lipstick, all of which has the room delighted throughout.

Ward is pure stand up: nothing – not latecomers on the stage, loud chattering or a broken, bleeping air conditioner throws her off her game for a second. Indeed, she sweeps them all before her without missing a beat. Her performance is endearingly high energy, physical and brimming with sheer delight, ensuring the whole show crackles along and the laughs consistently keep up. Busting A Nut is a genuine pleasure to watch it's a welcome return to the Fringe fold from a spirited and sharp comedy multi-tasker.

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut, Pleasance Courtyard (Above), 1-26 Aug (not 13), 9pm, £7-13.50

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