REVIEW: Shoshinz presents: A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup (★日本語訳は下方に掲載)

Super cute and queerly quirky, A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is, for certain, destined to land in the top tier of Fringe shows this year. Brainy, semi-surrealist physical theatre/comedy is the Tokyo-based performer's stock in trade, and she uses it to great and often hilarious effect in this meticulously constructed (the sound and spacing coordination and cues - of which there are many - were impeccable), disarming and charming and perfectly paced solo production. This is a surefire winner for even the most jaded Fringe fan.
The Montreal Hour


"In other words, this is one wacky clown show. And ... there is a kind of existential twist that transforms the performance from an occasionally engaging oddity into something more thoughtful. When it comes to Fringe, not to mention pantomime, that’s no small thing."
The Washington Post

"A very talented woman"
★★★★1/2 DCMTA

"She is a spectacle indeed."
Washington City Paper FRINGE&PURGE

"I highly recommend that you check out this brilliant show."
Winnipeg Theatre

"A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup makes Bjork seem normal...The talented Shoshinz, a masterful physical theatre mistress, delivers a spell-binding performance that is silly and child-like, endearing, and sassy all at once."
★★★★Times Colonist

"Try, if you will, to imagine for a moment what Sesame Street might look like if the writers of Sesame Street were under the influence of banned substances...Here is a unique and unpredicable show that will appeal to adults and children alike. Me, I fell in love with it...it is impossible to take your eyes off of her....Miss Hiccup is adorable, mischievous, and full of surprises...with a hypnotic charm that leaves you afraid to blink in case you miss something. Ms. Shoshinz is an impressive talent. Her musical and comic timing are impeccable, and her eyes -- with their huge fake eyelashes -- are fantastically expressive. Miss Hiccup carries you breathlessly along on the simple adventures of her manically choreographed and soundtracked day, and the hour flies. This is physical comedy at its most brilliant and fun, and the show left me with a jaw that ached from laughing."
Review Vancouver

"I was enthralled by the sheer ridiculousness of Shoshinz, who left me utterly in stitches."

"It’s not often you run across a show that is satisfying for adults, kids, performers and stoners of all ages, but that’s exactly what you get with this charming and quite often hilarious fast-paced slice of Tokyo clowning....Who knew such mundanities as brushing teeth, making breakfast, going to the bathroom and walking in the rain could be so funny? A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is a great family show―no wait, make that simply a great show."
★★★★Monday Magazine

"My cheeks still hurt from all the laughter and enjoyment I received...The pace of the show was fast, with lots of physical comedy, dance, impressive vocal and of course Miss Hiccup, hiccuping all the way through. Miss Hiccup is an experience all on her own...Miss Hiccup adds an extra level and boy is it ever imaginative, upbeat and laugh out loud fun. This show works for all ages including those grumpy adults who’ve forgotten how to have a good time."
Plank Magazine

"Serious skills are at play here, with not a glance nor a step wasted…full of kooky surprises."
The Montreal Gazette

"If you didn’t catch ShoShinz Presents: A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup, you didn’t Fringe enough this year. This adorable Japanese woman who dresses like an FTD floral bouquet brought us the most charmingly whimsical hour of dialogue-free slapstick ... One look at this living anime acid trip and all I could say was, “Can we take her home, please?”
The Orlando Weekly

"Somewhere between touching and surreal, Miss Hiccup is happy, and you will join her joy."

"...there’s both comedy and beauty in the very small things this woman does."
Elizabeth Maupin (Orlando theatre critic)

"From the country that gave us Hello Kitty comes something, or someone, even cuter: Miss Hiccup...The clown, from Tokyo, has a sweet little routine that provides a steady stream of smiles and laughter. "
Orlando Sentinel

"Perfect lighting, impeccable sound, and an intricate yet robust costume round out the factors that make this production worth seeing for any age group. The opening night performance was met with a fully deserved spontaneous standing ovation."
Andrew Snowdon (Ottawa Fully Fringed!)

"...we can walk away from this performance with a renewed appreciation for the power of imagination and the ability of a creative and child-like mind to transform ordinary, daily activities and annoyances into a whacky and wonder- filled world."
Laura Chalk (Regina/prairie dog)

"...her prop- and sound-effects-filled one-woman show is surprisingly entertaining. It’s as though she was bumped from Cirque du soleil because she didn’t know any acrobatics."
★★★★ Winnipeg Free Press

"... magical moment that is not only unexpected in its simple innovation, but also surprising in how much you really care about Miss Hiccup by the time the end of her day rolls around."

"... Miss Hiccup is oddly riveting to watch. There’s no dialogue in this show, but none is needed; she’s able to say so much with just the tick of a shoulder or an arch of an eyebrow. A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is weird, wacky and whimsical ― and it’s also one of the most inventive shows at this year’s Fringe. "
[A] Uptown Magazine

"Fresh. Unique. Highly Creative. Adorable.
Winner of The 2010 Fringe Crush Fabby Award (meaning EVERYONE loved her) and winner of Thedailycity.com Audience Choice award for Best Make-up and Costume!
You will fall in love with Miss Hiccup...we all did."
Beth Marshall (The Producer of Orlando Fringe 2010)

(Listed as No.1 show from 2010 Winnipeg Fringe) "I have never seen a show that used sound so well. Plus, she reacts very well with the audience. A terrific commentary on modern life."
Winnipeg theatre/My Personal Top Ten List

"A good indication of this show’s comedic power is that my face hurt from smiling and laughing when I came out of the theatre...Her movements, costuming and lighting were also perfect."
Vincent's Victoria

"As clown ratings go, the irresistible Yanomi is right up there with the best of the Cirque du Soleil pros."
The Montreal Gazette

"... you can’t deny the fact that you are becoming completely enamored of this crazy little lady. ... Miss Hiccup may live in her own lonely, weird world, but she makes sure to find the music in it."
New York Theatre Review

"If you are looking for a whimsical show with a lot of heart A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is the ticket you are looking for. You may walk out of the theater unsure of how to describe what you have participated in, but you will nonetheless be glad for the experience."

"Yanomi has brilliant physical acting skills, but her control on her audience as she moves from bit to bit is mind-blowing.
This is a great Fringe show for all ages, breaking down any barriers in purely human movement and emotions expressed in captivating song and at times beautiful movement. A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is not to be missed!"
★★★★★ DC Metro Theatre Arts

"Yanomi is a master of timing, sound, and movement. …It's beautiful."

"Yanomi may be the clown, but you’d be a fool to miss this performance!"
DC Theatre Scene

東京を拠点に活 動するパフォーマー・小心ズの本領は、知的でどこかシュールなフィジカルコメ ディ。細部まで丁寧に作られたパフォーマンスの中で、その素晴らしく愉快な技 をたっぷりと見せてくれる(音と動きが寸分なく合う様は見事。間の取り方も申 し分ない)。
愛嬌たっぷりで絶妙なテンポのひとり芝居。感覚が麻痺し切ったフリ ンジ・ファンさえも必ず喜ばせるに違いない」
The Montreal Hour

「言い換えればこれは一つの風変わりなクラウンショーだ。加えてそこには実存主義的ひねりのようなものがあり、それが愛嬌のある奇妙なパフォーマンスをさらに思想の深い何かへと変換している。パントマイムは言うまでもなく、話がフリンジとなればこれは少なからずたいしたものである。 」
The Washington Post

★★★★1/2 DCMTA

Washington City Paper FRINGE&PURGE

Winnipeg Theatre

「才能に溢れた小心ズ・フィジカルシアターの女王が生み出すショーは、バカバ カしくて子どものよう、可愛らしくてお洒落。そんな魅力を一気に味わえる。心 を鷲づかみにされる」

「もしも『セサミストリート』の作家陣がドラッグに酔って脚本を書いたら、ど んなものになるだろう?そんなことを思わせるパフォーマンスだった。…唯一無 二の予測不能なショーは、大人も子供も楽しめる。
私?もちろん、恋に落ちた。 …彼女から目を離すことは不可能だ。いたずらっこのような魅力を振りまきなが ら、次々にサプライズをくれるミスしゃっくり。何ひとつ見逃したくなくて、瞬 きをするのも惜しくなる。

小心ズはとてつもない才能の持ち主だ。音楽にぴたりと合わせる動きと笑いのツボを押さえた間の取り方には、文句のつけようもない。そしてあの目、特大のま つげで飾られた眼差しの表現力には感動を覚える。息もつかせぬ冒険の旅をミス しゃっくりとともにするうちに、時間はあっという間に過ぎていく。これほど素 敵で楽しいコミカルなフィジカルシアターにはめったにお目にかかれない。劇場 を出る私のあごは笑いすぎで痛くなっていた。」
Review Vancouver


★★★★Monday Magazine

Plank Magazine

The Montreal Gazette

The Orlando Weekly


Elizabeth Maupin(オーランド劇評家)

Orlando Sentinel


【A】Uptown Magazine




DC Metro Theatre Arts


DC Theatre Scene

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