The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017: Rama Nicholas – The Lucky Ones

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has a particular highlight every year, and that is to see what wonderful installment of Rama Nicholas’ amazing multi-character work awaits adoring fans and sensible festival-goers who are in the know. This year, the central character of The Lucky Ones is Carmen Walters, a laugh-out-loud erotic author and narrator of sensual romantic stories that come alive before the eyes of the audience. It is a festive and saucy romp this year, and, by golly, it is a treat.

Nicholas can hold a stage presence so slick and so masterfully that the whole journey of the show is as smooth as an entire cast of professionals having the best night of their run. Playing every single character required, and slipping between them with ease and differentiation, Nicholas has this skill slayed; something that was never to be a grand surprise given her previous outings. What makes this show stand out is the exceptional writing.

The tempo, humour, and the descriptive aptitude of blatant, metaphoric, Eros-brained erotica is brash and exquisite. This is some of the most thought-out and playful dialogue present at this year’s festival, and Nicholas, along with her mastery of the character multi-task, proves she can top her own high standards.

The Lucky Ones is a verbally seductive and clever affair, with a pioneer of all things creative driving her story home with top-notch thespian bravado.

– Corey
Corey M. Glamuzina is a Melbourne-based actor, writer, improvisor and comedian with an avid involvement in the art of theatre and film.

Rama Nicholas – The Lucky Ones runs from 30 March to 23 April, (no shows on Mondays), at The Coopers Malthouse, The Tower. Shows are at 8.15pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 7.15pm on Sundays, running for 60 minutes. Purchase tickets now.
The venue is accessible.

Read The Plus Ones’ guide to MICF 2017, and visit often to see all our reviews.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Rama Nicholas.
Image credit: Melbourne International Comedy Festival.