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Abi Roberts: Anglichanka (Abi Roberts / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016

Abi Roberts Ed2016

It’s undeniable that Abi Roberts has huge stage presence, commanding the room from the moment she steps on stage. Roberts regales the audience with tales of how at nineteen, she was inexplicably thrust from Swansea into the glamorous world of Russian opera, studying at The Moscow Conservatoire. Through a wonderful blend of funny stories and audience interaction, we are whisked to post-Cold War Russia to learn of Roberts’ struggle to assimilate as an Anglichanka (English woman). A fantastic storyteller who has led a fascinating life, you’ll leave Roberts’ risqué comedy having not only laughed, but also gained an insight into Russian culture and customs. Definitely a show for those looking for a scoop of wanderlust to go with their stand-up.

Voodoo Rooms, until 28 Aug.
tw review 4/5 | [Rosie Barrett]