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Maddie Campion: 20 Uses For a Lovedoll

Maddie opens the show with the disclaimer, this is not a sex show. It just happens to feature a sex doll, or rather a ‘lovedoll’. Maddie has always wanted to be in a comedy double act, cue some cameos from the comedy circuit as Maddie FaceTimes her mates to see if they’d like to join forces and create a comedy double act. Spoiler: they don’t. Nevermind, there’s a lovedoll in town, LD, keen to win a new reputation for comedy and willing to form a double act. Welcome to the stage, Maddie Campion and LD. The pair race through various new uses for a lovedoll, each more ridiculous that the last.

Maddie is a very inventive and dry writer with some great self-deprecating lines. It is no mean feat to create a half pre-recorded show that doesn’t contain cringy moments, whether from technical glitches, mistiming or just plain awkwardness but Maddie pulls it off with aplomb.

It’s worth noting the audience count at the show I attended was small, yet you wouldn’t know from the response Maddie and LD roused. Yet another testament to Maddie’s skill as a performer.

This multimedia show is smart, sharp and original. Go and see it!

★★★★

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses For A Lovedoll is at 18:15 at Just the Tonic at the Caves until 26th August. For tickets and more information click here!

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