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Catherine Bohart: Lemon (Chambers Touring)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Mind what you do with your face if you’re at the front of Catherine Bohart’s show – you might end up inspiring next year’s material. A sour-faced, yellow-jumpered audience member last year described Bohart as “disgusting” for discussing her sex life a little, so this year she’s going to discuss it a lot. The result is deeply personal comedy, tackling long-term relationships and navigating straight spaces as a queer person, in a way that somehow always circles back to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bohart’s playful style makes for an hour that whips by, more structured than her meandering delivery at first makes it appear. It’s brave, too, taking a chance on an ending a lesser performer might not have pulled off.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]