Ambitious opera graduate Amy Webber occupies the King’s Arms theatre space with a stand-up routine composed of music, role-play and just a little bit of job-hunting.
Opening with a playful sing-through of her CV, the piece throws in plenty of anecdotes throughout to keep it laugh-a-minute. The way Webber ad-libs lyrics and fumbles on her mini keyboard is reminiscent of Peep Show’s hapless, wannabe musician Jeremy Usborne (in the most complimentary way).
Applying an energetic and quick-witted persona as she enacts different occupations- from teacher to therapist- Webber also employs some tongue in cheek audience interaction. While no one offered any exciting career leads for her on this occasion, she shares some frivolous networking pointers nonetheless.
Radio impersonations and political jibes provide more chortles. One or two segments towards the end are a little drawn out and it concludes on a slightly flat note, but Webber’s voice is truly a mellifluous pleasure to tune in to throughout.
Can’t give her a job? Give Amy Webber a cheer!
‘Amy Webber: No Previous Experience continues at The King’s Arms, Salford until 5th July with tickets available from https://manchester.ssboxoffice.com/events/amy-webber-no-previous-experience/
Reviewer: Scot Cunningham
Reviewed: 4th July 2023
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