Fringe review: A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is oddly wonderful

In some respects A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is much like a day in the life of anybody else. Wake up. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. And so on. But performer Yanomi of Japan takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary in her show of the same name.

Dressed somewhere between a clown and an eccentric old lady she uses music physical comedy and a few props gradually building on each scene and always taking it a bit further than expected before moving on to something new. She’s not above a bit of potty humour to get a laugh but she also expresses a range of emotions that go beyond your typical clown.

Miss Hiccup is an odd character full of wonder — everything seems to amaze or amuse her. That feeling is contagious as she amazes and amuses the audience as well — adults and children alike.

A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup is a unique performance and the first from Japan to show at the Calgary Fringe Festival — catch it while you still can.