Eve Ellenbogen has always been told she’s a bit too much – so have most women. The stories we have been brought up on tell us to keep quiet, but Ellenbogen has had enough and is here to make some noise.
Having been brought up in a house full of men after her mother passed away at a young age, Ellenbogen’s female role-models came from Disney princesses. Now in her mid-thirties, Ellenbogen pulls apart just how toxic these so-called fairytales are. With a US President diminishing women’s rights by the day, and the #MeToo movement still only scratching the surface, Ellenbogen’s material is timely.
Too Much has potential, but is patchy. It is still in development with new material being tested, but even then the show still feels more like a club set at times rather than an exploration of the issues Ellenbogen raises.
She is an intense performer and is thrown a little on a slow night. But, nevertheless, she genuinely wants her audience to enjoy themselves and she isn't afraid to put in the work to make sure that happens. However in the end, Too Much isn’t yet quite enough.