Plastica Fantastica is absurdist comedy at its best

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In “Plastica Fantastica” Nunny is addicted to plastic and couldn’t imagine life without it. It excites her in ALL the ways! In this Adelaide Fringe 2020 show, Nunny asks “How can you live life without it?”

Plastica Fantastica

Nunny’s worst nightmare comes true when she finds out that she is allergic to the very thing she loves! How could it be? How could life be so cruel?


This one-woman show, performed by Gaulier trained Jennifer Laycock and directed by Nicolas Angelosanto, is a delight. Laycock’s Gaulier, French clown and theatre, school training is clearly apparent in her facial expressions, her exaggerated body movements.


Through Nunny, Jennifer Anne Laycock asks us to examine how we could live without plastic. How could we drink water without a straw? How do we carry a few groceries without a plastic bag? She tells of how her love of (and addiction to) plastic started as a child. Without wanting to give too much of the show away, Nunny shows us the extremes of relying on plastic. 

Plastica Fantastica

Plastica Fantastica is of course a show with a message, but not one which is hammered at the audience. Absurdist comedy about real life issues and allows us to see the absurdity of our own thinking and actions but without imposing guilt or judgment.


Jennifer Anne Laycock is a wonderful performer and had the audience enthralled and amused from beginning to end. A true pro, she handled a wardrobe malfunction and a slight fall as if they were intended parts of the show. 



Matilda Marseillaise was a guest of Adelaide Fringe 2020.


You can see Plastica Fantastica in Adelaide one more time at The Mill at 6pm on Saturday 29 February at Adelaide Fringe 2020.


Tickets cost $20 with discounts for BankSA Cardholders and Concession card holders. Buy your tickets now:


Plastica Fantastica is also currently touring regional high schools.


Have you seen any absurdist comedy before? Do you like your theatre shows with a message?


Want to read about other Adelaide Fringe 2020 shows? 

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