Weaving a tale of little to no redemption, Zoe Coombs Marr delves into the perils of both road trips and cocksure independence. Her story, though strikingly simplistic, is milked well for its comedic worth.
Cutting a naturally friendly and down-to-earth figure, Marr encounters little difficult in winning over the audience, straight-forward narrative her forte. Pleasingly, her story is relatable and easy to follow, flowing freely. Moreover, Marr's tale comes without pretension. It's not a pivotal story, nor is it one signifying growth, but it's told with sincerity and therein lies Gone Off's charm.
Marr displays a keen sense of comic timing, though one would expect her to iron out the kinks of her show as the festival progresses. Overly-pregnant pauses, for instance, sit among the chief concerns of Gone Off. While that's a picky critique, it's important that Marr understands the durability of her comic devices. The strength of Gone Off would increase exponentially with a few minor tweaks.
If you love the odd tale of an adventure gone wrong, then Gone Off should suffice. Overall, Marr's show is a pleasing adventure, though one amusing and engrossing more than it is side-splittingly funny.