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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C
ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 The Fumballinas
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Nutshell Review: The Health Lovely Ladies Exercise Studio for Maximum Sex Attraction
Every day, brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012 has more than 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, 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:

The Health Lovely Ladies Exercise Studio for Maximum Sex Attraction

(The Fumballinas)

Linda Margaret Curran’s review: The healthy lovely ladies take a pot shot on new age spirituality and the consumerisation of happiness in this interactive performance. Under the guise of an exercise class the audience are taken into the bizarre world of whaleology. The troupe blend yoga and a clowning style throughout the show, and there are some strong elements of comedy in the script. The performance was definitely unique, a little off-kilter and plenty of fun. If the remaining show wasn’t sold out I’d definitely recommend people give it a whirl for something a little less ordinary. And for all those who did secure tickets, you’ll have a whale of a time!

In three words? Quirky. Bizarre. Satirical.

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