It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood — that is, anywhere near the Blue venue when charming and chipper Miss Hiccup is performing.
From the first strains of her infectious (and omnipresent) soundtrack, before the show even properly begins, you can guess Miss Hiccup is a sunny sort, a suspicion her flowery — literally — costume confirms.
Working with the bare minimum of props — a cup, a toothbrush, a telephone receiver — in a pair of red velveteen elbow gloves that very nearly steal the show, Miss Hiccup copes with her sporadic namesake tic and takes you through her day, sort of. One thing we learn for sure: Miss Hiccup was born to dance.
It's physical humor of a clownish sort, and most of the ideas go on plenty long enough for even the youngest Fringe-goers to get the jokes. Miss Hiccup often speaks — when she speaks at all — in her own made-up Hiccupese, but don't worry, her meaning is always perfectly clear. Sketches involving slippers and a crying baby had Tuesday night's preview audience roaring out loud.
Ironically, the hiccups are the only unconvincing thing about the indefatigable Miss H., but they're adorable nonetheless, just like our heroine.
"A Day in the Life" is a reprise of the 2010 Fringe show of the same name; if you missed it then, here's your chance.
50 mins. Rated G. Blue venue.
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