Liberally peppering the narrative with crowd-pleasing nuggets such as her cultural analysis of the mid-2000’s, “I thought Jedward were a symptom of my psychosis” and smirk-inducing similes, “she looks like a threadbare tennis ball, with eyes”, the audience enjoyed the way the world looked through Jackie’s window.
The subject matter itself though, was at times far from lightweight.
Illness, amputation and, ultimately, our fragile mortality, can quickly grow heavy under even the most casual contemplation. That the experience Jackie created in Bristol could - whilst exploring the weighty topics above - remain so punctuated with laughter and optimism, is illustrative of her character.
Character, and its role in our ability to overcome life’s obstacles, was the show’s takeaway message – or parting gift, even.
No matter which cards we’re dealt, it’s how we choose to play them that’s most important.