FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Becky Brunning – Beaming (4 Stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Becky Brunning – Beaming is a show where UK comedian, Brunning, charms Perth’s FRINGEWORLD 2017 audience with her whimsical humour.  Becky Brunning may appear a bit geeky but she deep down wants to be cool!

This easygoing Brit is very relatable in that she is honest about her inner dialogue. Her voices give her weird experiences and neuroses but she turns the strangeness of this into part of the everyday. Listening to her feels like learning about the psychology of the ego in a quirky way.  It appears in Brunning’s world there is no right or wrong and this builds upon her likeable nature. Her amusing tales are intriguing and build up a theme of wanting to be cool. This show is a journey into believing in one’s self.

When Brunning first comes on to the stage she admits to feeling the heat of this Australian weather and is candid that she thinks the people of this city of Perth are very attractive. Brunning has a big smile and she uses this well in disarming the audience of any preconceptions of her.  Her gangly physical presence creates extra love for her as a  slightly weird comedian who admits to feeling more attractive when she hangs out with attractive people.  Her honesty is beautiful in breaking down how we sometimes construct a reality that does not make sense.  Brunning’s casual vocalisation of thought patterns is classic comedy.

Becky Brunning – Beaming is a show that will make you laugh and leave you also, beaming!


When: 10th – 18th February 2017 | 6:30pm

Where: Burt Memorial Hall | Cathedral Square | PERTH

Tickets: $19 – $23

Info: Duration 50 minutes | Suitable 15+