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Gorgeous show! Tully is such a talented, engaging performer, who is so easy to watch. The direction was on point and the audience was hooked from the first minute. Well done to the whole team!
Reviewed by Kyra B.
04 February 2022
Emotional roller-coaster
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An incredible performance including comedy and levity twisted between endearing and thoughtful dialogue that really brings you into the story.
Reviewed by Tate B.
03 February 2022
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Review by Steph Hale | 26 January 2022

Decoupage Skin offers a peak into the home and mind of Helen, a woman who presents to the world as a ‘typical housewife’ but internally she fearlessly imagines, and even hopes, for a more remarkable life whether that be through comedy or tragedy. Helen shares her hidden truth through a series of stories, memories and fantasies.

An astonishing performance by Tully Jones who captivated the audience with her unwavering commitment to the role and strikingly raw delivery. The play is essentially a monologue and Jones delivers it with conviction, filling the intimate space with her voice and presence. The tone is conversational, highlighting the intimacy of the thoughts Helen is revealing. It feels as though Helen has had a momentary lapse, she’s forgotten herself and once she starts to tug on the string, she can’t help but unravel.

Although at times I was unsure of the intent or direction of the script, thanks to Jones’ enthralling performance it easily held my attention and interest. I was often unsure if I liked the character or not (as a person, she’s a fantastic character) finding her in equal parts intriguing and alarming. Jones’ performance evoked plenty of empathy, which I suspect would hit home further for anyone in the audience who has been a parent.

The subject matter is at times potentially confronting, but never lingers too long on these topics. Allowing for moments of important contemplation and unexpected laughs, serious topics are explored in a palatable way. Personally, I’m quite a sensitive person and was moved but not upset by the content - of course check out the suitability and warnings for more information.

Decoupage Skin is a brilliantly performed, interesting and thought-provoking piece that invites reflection on the masks we all wear and the fullness of human experience. A fantastic Fringe Festival debut for siamo collective.