THE HEDGEHOG DILEMMA
Nominee - 2012 Melbourne Comedy Festival Barry for Most Outstanding Comedy
Nominee - 2012 Adelaide Fringe Best Comedy
WINNER - TIME OUT - BEST LOCAL ACT - 2011 SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
**** 1/2 Herald Sun ****1/2 The Age **** Adelaide Advertiser **** Arts Hub **** Chortle
As seen on Thank God You're Here and Spicks and Specks, 2012 is the year to see Felicity Ward - whether it's at the cinema in the new Working Dog comedy film Any Questions For Ben?, on TV as a cast member in a new Andrew Denton ABC comedy show Randling, or on stage this Fringe in her best show to date, The Hedgehog Dilemma.
What is the Hedgehog Dilemma? Finding a tiny jacket that accommodates for spikes? Or every time you try to get close to another hedgehog, it hurts?
After being introduced to a new addiction, StumbleUpon.com (Google it), Felicity discovered something called The Hedgehog's Dilemma:
‘For a Hedgehog to stay warm, it must endure pain through physical contact. But for a hedgehog to stay unharmed, it must choose loneliness and the cold'.
Whoah! Pretty heavy stuff for a tiny hedgehog to deal with. What freaked out Felicity the most was that this was an analogy for human intimacy.
Then, she wondered how often that had happened to her...or how often she had hurt others with her spikes; or how often she had questioned whether hedgehog has two ‘e's in its spelling.
"What kind of hedgehog, am I?" Felicity pondered...and then she wrote this show.
'That a show with content like this is funny enough to bring tears to your eyes and leave you gasping for breath is proof of Ward’s incredible talent.' ****1/2 Herald Sun (Apr 4, 2012)
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