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Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute (CKP / Intertalent)

By | Published on Friday 9 August 2019

Darren Harriott began confidently and engagingly, playfully contrasting his working class upbringing with the “middle class arts festival” he was performing at. His performance was fluid and only very rarely did the energy level drop. Harriott’s treatment of recent political and cultural controversies was consistently incisive and funny, and his sharpest lines were often delivered as throwaways which kept the audience members on their toes. As the show developed, Harriott confided that the exuberant personality he embodies on stage is not a true reflection of a life characterised by a long line of rejections and the insecurities these have brought. This accomplished performance suggests that the line of rejections (professionally at least) must be coming to an end.

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