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Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster (Berk’s Nest / Avalon)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

A televised outburst in her native New Zealand provides the backdrop to Alice Snedden’s stand up show examining moral certainties. After a slightly flat start she teased and probed her audience with beguiling hypothetical situations and delightful asides. The show reached its peak in her dissection of the anatomy of a recent affair, bringing her narrative skills to the fore as she mused on the ways the affair has eroded some of the rock solid certainties of her upbringing. Her dramatisation of a conversation with her analyst was beautifully done, though towards the end of the show her delivery became a little rushed. Snedden has successfully woven her experiences into a wise and engaging show.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]