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Presented by Goddess Productions/Alex Dallas


Reviewed: 2006-08-02 04:43:30
Rated: 8 out of 10 [4 Stars]
By: Leila Marston (

Have you ever noticed how many British women are named 'Alex'?  How is it that England, with centuries of venerable, intelligent, elegantly accented history to its credit, could have failed to register that 'Alex' is a boy's name?

Okay, it's not an observation from Britchick, but it could have been.  This sarcastically hilarious performance scores some well-deserved, quite observant hits on both Great Britain and Canada, with a few heartwarming jibes at the United States for good measure.

Alex Dallas is fun and personable.  She talks about her experiences like a neighbour or good friend might, ranting about the silly details of everyday life ("Milk is a liquid!  It should not come in a bag!"), along with bigger issues of alienation, immigration, and adaptation as her life's unexpected twists piled into a massive pretzel over the years ("I never thought I'd live in a country where I'd have to pull my child to school on a sled...").

Except for a few slow moments of national anthems and one too many jibes at the Queen, this was an 'awesome' routine and had the entire audience laughing merrily.  I'm definitely pleased I saw this show and would have recommended it to others had it not been her last performance of the Fringe!

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