Printable CopyHELLO, ITS ME... AGAIN
Until 04 Mar 2018

Review by Paige Mulholland

From the makeshift, upstairs theatre to the one-person production team and the loose, experimental nature of this one-woman show, this is true Fringe theatre. Adelaide local Cassie Litchfield plays “typical millennial” Kathy Ritchfield, who engages with all the stereotypical trappings of millennial life – dating apps, self-care routines, feminism and every other stereotype you can think of. The plot was tenuous and some of the jokes fell flat, but it was clear that the small audience didn’t mind the bumpy ride – they enjoyed it anyway.

Kathy Ritchfield is back from the dead, and doesn’t have much going for her – no career direction, no genuine friends, and no romantic prospects. In an attempt to cheer herself up, she pulls out her Himalayan pink salt lamp, her sheet mask (which, by the way, is kind of terrifying) and her Barbie doll in a series of semi-connected episodes.

The sketches themselves were often funny and insightful, but they would have been better and easier to follow without the attempts to connect them together – particularly because, as Litchfield admits as she comes out of character at the end of the show, she hasn’t really worked out the end of the show yet.

Litchfield uses elements of physical theatre, dance and clowning in this show, which provides much-appreciated variety, although some sequences dragged on a little. With many millennial-related topics to cover and only an hour to cover them, this time could have been used better on other elements of the show.

Anyone with an annoying, kale consuming, kombucha drinking, Tinder-addicted friend is likely to understand what Litchfield is getting at with this show. Sometimes she’s successful, sometimes she’s a little off the mark, but she’s always surprising.

Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)