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Colin Hoult / Anna Mann In How We Stop The Fascists (Berk’s Nest)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

The limelight loving, fabulously flirtatious, diva actress Anna Mann has returned, and this time it’s with her hilariously shameless musings about the recent rise of the extreme political right. Colin Hoult’s creation is like a posh, sassy Helen Mirren wannabe, who has no qualms about letting you know exactly what she thinks. Hoult’s sketches are filled with a quirky mix of deliciously offensive characters, like the white male fascist Nick Crippen (the former BNP leader’s twin brother, who has Tourette’s). Though there may be a few similarities with Hoult’s previous show ‘A Sketch Show For Depressives’, I couldn’t help but become absolutely enamoured by the charismatic Anna all over again. As Anna would lovingly say – “oh fuck off that’s good!”.

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