Rowena Haley: Nothing to Write Home About









Accompanied by a baby-blue guitar and a collection of holiday snaps, Rowena Haley goes through the ups and downs of her past. Delivering her material in a somewhat cynical manner, she blends songs with stories to reasonable effect. Moments of her show shine with wit and intelligence but unfortunately the rest is hampered by Haley’s adherence to humour surely only fit for friends and family, complete with in-jokes and references that are difficult to follow. It’s really frustrating when it is obvious that she has a lot to offer in the way of comedy. Perhaps if she focused more on a general audience rather than those who are close to her, she would see herself achieving far more success.

Southsider, 6 – 27 Aug, 5.45pm (6.35pm), free, fpp144. 

tw rating 2/5 

Taken from Three Weeks, published Tue Aug 23rd 2011.

Three Weeks 2011 – Daily Edition #19, Aug 23rd