May 13, 2016 Theatre
A loose and disjointed opening 10 minutes acquaint us with Brine’s eccentricities as she discusses living with ADHD. It means the show is a little slow to get going, but the scattered giggles quickly turn into a consistent soundtrack of hilarious laughter.
Once the admin is done with, Brine exudes confidence and has a tight grip on her set. Her quick thinking turns sweat into a prominent part of the show, while the end of her act is anchored by the theme of blood. It is a strong conclusion, culminating in one of the most outrageous stories you’ll ever hear at a comedy show, delivered perfectly.
Brinestorm is utterly, unquestionably funny. Brine is a brilliant performer, quick on her feet and loaded with talent. Saving her best for the end made for a slow start, but if she has more stories like that in arsenal, Brine’s comedy journey is only just beginning.
Alice Brine: Brinestorm. May 10th-14th, the Basement Theatre. Book tickets