Rachel Berger - Australian Comedian 

"She is one of the sharpest comedians of either gender or hemisphere." - The List, Scotland

Hold the Pickle

The Fairfax Studio, Victorian Arts Centre September 2011

What You Said...

“I was so moved by the poignancy that you achieved, the capacity to “perform” yet not “act”, the intimacy of La Mama being so beautifully exploited in that respect. And the story telling was entrancing, the snippets of light relief spread nicely across the narrative, and never a sense you were “playing” to the audience, though your careful glances to each bank ensured no one felt left out. There were many moments when, in retrospect, I felt I was the sole audience member, so eloquent and engaging was your communication of this epic tale.” LLOYD JONES

“You assumed characters with ease, broke the tensions that were built and re created them again. You took care of our welfare so we would last the distance.” MICHAEL TAFT

“This is a very moving story, told with the right balance between restraint, humour, pathos and compassion. The humour is so well integrated into the narrative that when it comes, the impact is more powerful.” ARNOLD ZABLE

“It was brilliant, funny, sad, moving and kept me engrossed from start to finish without a single period of distraction. Thank you for sharing that with us. It did feel very personal without feeling like we were being imposed upon, more invited to share your journey, good and bad.” MICHAEL ROSS

“It was really beautiful and extraordinarily poignant. Congratulations. There wasn't one moment where my attention wavered. Great storytelling. So thank you for a great moment in theatre.” KARLA DONDIO