Claire Hooper @ MICF 2018 – by Julian Callinan
Claire Hooper’s deceptively casual style conceals that her show this year is like one of those paper fortune tellers, as she keeps unfolding and rearranging her material, showing different perspectives and resolutions. She expertly takes the audience through a show about her inappropriate anger and makes it hilarious, grounding even what could come off as unrelatable with her inherent empathy and no small amount of charm. It’s a show of carefully timed revelations and even occasionally thought-provoking moments, all bolstered by being very, very funny. Hooper has been at this for a while, and it shows in this well put-together joy of a show. Delightful and satisfying.
Portico Room, Melbourne Town Hall. 29th March to 22nd of April (no Mondays), 7.15pm, 6.15pm on Sundays.