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Finalist in 2010's Funny Women Competition

Semi finalist in Leicester Square Theatres 2010 New comedian of the Year Competition

"Sharply drawn characters ripped from her own soul"
Arthur Smith 

"Iona Dudley-Ward can breath believability into the most grotesque of characters...expertly realised with subtlety and conviction" Chortle

"As good as Catherine Tate or Titty Titty Bang Bang" "The Best thing I saw on the Fringe" 
Ed fringe.com

Iona Dudley-Ward starred in a very humorous quick-fire one-woman sketch show, entertaining with energetic, awkward and loveable characters. Each sketch was executed perfectly, either through presentation or video, and comprised of quirky and original ideas such as an audience-shy confidence coach and a stroppy Australian tourist. Her popularity was evident as the audience was packed and in stitches for the whole show. Iona has plenty of witty talent which is not to be overlooked.
Zoe Coutts - 2 months ago

"entertaining with energetic, awkward and loveable characters...each character executed perfectly"
freecomedy.co.uk

 

THREE WEEKS
****
Iona Dudley-ward’s a bit of a character
Iona Dudley-Ward
 
With Character comedy, you succeed or fail on the authenticity of your creations: they have to seem real to the audience, but to make us laugh, they must cross the boundary into the absurd. First up is Lyn, the confidence coach, whose every Mannerism is incredibly well-observed and excruciatingly self-conscious, even her nervous -but-firm hand shakes. The way this persona engaged the audience shows how confident a performer Iona Dudley-Ward is. Her physical Characterisation interests the crowd Further with the next creation, Genevieve The dance instructor, who constantly Breaking into little jukes and jives as the mood takes her. This production is worth a look...the hilarious concluding film of Lyn attending a dinner party left me wanting more.
 
T/W RATING: 4/5
 

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