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Angela Barnes: Fortitude (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

If you can’t find Angela Barnes, it’s probably because she’s turned 40 and crawled into a bunker. As a Cold War history nerd, Barnes’ idea of the ideal way to spend her birthday is certainly not your average! Fast-paced and energetic, Barnes’ jokes about not having kids and the Cold War seem directed towards an older crowd, even though she identifies less with “yummy mummies” and more with the “Peter Pan generation”. Lots of her jokes (especially the ones about New Zealand and TV) give the show mainstream appeal and Barnes is a lively performer, down-to-earth and great fun. As far as bunker buddies in an apocalypse go, I reckon she’d be pretty solid.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]