Rarely does a show capture my rapt attention from its very first moment.
Yanomi had me wrapped around her brightly-coloured pinky from the get go, and I simply refused to let go.
Miss Hiccup entered, hunched over, with short shuffling steps, and instantly I fell in love. Yanomi’s exquisite and precise physicality allowed Miss Hiccup to communicate absolutely everything with utmost clarity. It is her flawless execution of physical comedy, prop use, and beautiful singing that immerses us into the world of the show.
Though Miss Hiccup lived alone, it hardly felt that way at all, thanks to Shunji Nakamichi’s brilliant score. Nakamichi’s application of easily-recognizable pieces of music enabled easy access to Yanomi’ clowning.
A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup
at Fort Fringe – Bedroom
612 L Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001
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The imaginative interaction between Miss Hiccup and the sounds in her life shone clearly through the entire show. Particularly noticeable was a moment where a leak sprung, and she countered with a pair of umbrellas. The delightful ‘umbrella sonata’ that followed left huge smiles on the audience’s faces.
While the show appears to be geared towards children, it wasn’t surprising at all to see the theatre packed with…well…children of all ages. The pace never falters as Yanomi moves from scene to scene with a harlequin’s grace, while the ease at which Miss Hiccup communicates through movement and song proved powerful enough to cross all boundaries. With some unexpected emotional depth and a memorable, haunting song, A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup blossoms wildly. Yanomi may be the clown, but you’d be a fool to miss this performance!