ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 | My Fair Mot | Elenore Nicolas
Star rating: 4.5/5
Venue: 4 Whitefriars, Aungier Street
Review by: Brendan O' Rourke
In a nutshell: Learn your strawberries from your strawbreeze
Best for: Dublin lovers
Not for: Classroom slackers
Today in class I learned: Lashin' means a lot of rain, dribbles mean a little bit of rain, but both of them will get you soakin'. Scarlet means embarrassed but lads never say that. And NOBODY says masso!
My teachers: Seán Fitzpatrick (nearly 12) and Alex Farrelly (12). They're sharp witted, insightful and although they're not alien to disciplining their class (as my classmate Niamh found out when a massive pink X was etched beside her name), they also have a soft side. Oh and they're also hilarious.
This is not scripted. Sure they have a range of topics to enlighten their class with from takeaway order etiquette to expressing your interest in a burd (tell your mates you think she's a cracker then look at her and laugh), but they really shine when they come out with off the cuff remarks like: "Chris, you're getting a double X for dissin' United."
This charismatic duo are just being themselves but their showing at the Fringe was easily my favorite moment of the entire festival. Class time was broken up with a brief but equally banterful appearance from the hilarious fruit bearing trio of Ross Hennessy, Ryan Mooney and Darren Brennan as the class received a lesson in street selling.
My Fair Mot is a wonderful glimpse of the 'Dublinese'. It's a celebration of Dublin's youth and its culture. It's honest, witty and charming. But if you don't like United, you're probably best to keep that to yourself.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Thursday 20th September 2012 | Theatre
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