Journey of a Thousand Smiles – Melbourne Fringe

I know that it’s totes unprofesh to whoop loudly during a show that you’ve been sent to review, but Jess Hackett did name-check a family member, so I hope I can be forgiven.

Journey of a thousand smiles. Image supplied
Journey of a thousand smiles. Image supplied

Journey of a Thousand Smiles is the story of Jess’s walk from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver a petition calling for more humane and fair treatment of asylum-seekers, and from the moment she steps on stage it’s clear how she amassed the 17,000 signatures for the petition. Jess’s personality shines through as a beacon of positivity, even when the going gets rough.

Belleville’s back bar is not the most conducive space for a theatre piece, but Hackett makes good use of the tiny stage, and the audio-visual element is well considered and effective.

Journey of a Thousand Smiles
Details
Review Date:19 September 2016
Presented By:Melbourne Fringe Festival
Venue:Belleville
Closing Date:24 September 2016
Bookings
Online:melbournefringe.com.au

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Daniel Kilby is a guest writer for AussieTheatre.com
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