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Geraldine Quinn MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt

Review by Mika Tsoi

If you would like to introduce someone to cabaret, this is a good show to start. It exemplifies what the genre's capabilities. Quinn penned a show about her role in relation to nineteen nieces and nephews and it kicks ass. Her lyrics and jokes are biting, with turns of phrase like 'despair cocktail' and 'rudimentary swamp limbs' are peppered throughout. The spoken parts of the show are strong and almost equal to the rage, vulnerability, doubt, discontent and joy in the songs. Quinn channels palpable energy into her examination of being an aunt, and the resulting show is worth your time and money.