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Nutshell review: I'm not A.D.H.D... I'm B.O.L.D!

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.
Sep 18th 2012, 8:15 PM 8,490 17

THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012 has more than 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, TheJournal.ie will bring you our readers’ reviews of the pick of the crop and everything in between. You’ll get the chance to get in on the act yourself with our daily reader review tickets giveaway!

Today’s review:

I’m not A.D.H.D… I’m B.O.L.D

(Wicked Angels)

Alison Kelly’s review: The intimate surroundings of The New Theatre was the perfect location for this production, with the actors proximity to the audience adding to the experience and emotional journey of the characters, Dana the teacher and Ingrid the therapist.

With brilliant performances by Jacinta Sherin (Dana) and Clare Barrett (Ingrid) the play challenges the clinical diagnosis of A.D.H.D in children and adults in this funny and emotional story of a teacher sent to see a therapist after she bullies and intimidates a child with A.D.H. D in her class.  Some very heavy topics such as childhood abandonment, lack of emotional intelligence and low self-esteem are built in to the comedy of the play, without being disrespectful, and are hilariously funny!

The story was fresh, funny and delivered with great wit and comic timing by both actors.

In three words? Physical, funny and honest!

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