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Annie McGrath: Ambivert (Plosive Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Can Annie McGrath get a high five? No? Well that’s fine because she’s not a pervert or youth group leader. In her delightfully dark new show, McGrath explores what it means to be in the silent corridor between extrovert and introvert: an ambivert. Or, as you might want to consider it, a lost, label-obsessed, middle-class millennial. If you didn’t know the term until now don’t worry, as neither did she, but boy, is she glad to be part of the club. With satisfyingly awkward pauses to let those deadpan sexual jokes really sink in, McGrath delivers spot on comic timing with lines that will make you wish you’d left mum and dad at home.

Just The Tonic at The Mash House, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]