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MICF Review: We Know Melbourne ★★★★1/2

At 30 years young, Tash York is essentially a veteran of the Australian Festival and Fringe scenes, having toured solo shows including “These Things Take Wine” and with troupes The Desperettes and Impromptunes, she now delights audiences with her new show “Adulting”.

If you’ve ever tried to adult and failed, York’s show could be the soundtrack to your life!  York weaves a tapestry of anecdotes into hilarious rewritten cover songs, including hits from Destiny’s Child, Ace of Base, Bruno Mars and Whitesnake. Her stories and songs delve into York’s own adventures in adulting, from being engaged at 19 to racking up serious parking fine debt but also commentary on modern life, always being connected but that we should also be okay with being alone and having some solo self-love time (hilariously sung whilst in a sleeping bag).  York also gives her thoughts on why modern generations are failing at adulting, placing at least some of the blame on Walt Disney’s shoulders, through a medley of Disney princesses greatest hits!

York rounds out the absolute hilarity of her show with a beautiful rendition of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, a stunning tribute to her mother, that absolutely captives the audience.

To be honest, York is a cabaret dynamo, with a set of pipes built to smash the high notes and comedic timing that makes her show a perfect mix.  She will charm you and knock your socks off, a Festival must see!

4 ½ stars Reviewed and written by our guest writer –  Shannon Murphy


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