"Sparks has a clear talent for improv but REHAB seems to fall flat of being a well-rounded show."
Nadine Sparks' version of rehab takes us to a less-than-desirable facility on the Gold Coast where we meet an array of questionable characters.
Based on Sparks' personal experience, the one-woman show is a mix of stand-up, character comedy and anecdotes, brought to life by a simple one-item costume change.
Sparks has a clear talent for improv but REHAB seems to fall flat of being a well-rounded show. There are plenty of stereotypes that revolve around people going to rehab, and Sparks unfortunately sticks to all of them. Although her impersonations are likely drawn from her own encounters, her characters are over-the-top and exaggerated. That being said, Sparks does come across as likeable and funny — she's at her best when telling her own stories.
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