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Catherine Semark: The Truth About Lions (Catherine Semark / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

In lieu of a dissection of the BBC2 series of the same name, Catherine Semark opts to challenge our ideas of expectations. Going through a series of anecdotes and observations, Semark is an endearing character who engages with her audience to great effect. She discusses things that don’t quite live up to her expectations, such as her childhood belief that old women grant wishes, to things that just might be exactly what you think – like a discarded porn magazine found next to a watermelon in a wood. Semark’s show is well-structured and carried off with charisma, though at times the material doesn’t quite hit the mark. It is nonetheless a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Medina, 6 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17), 2.35pm (3.25pm), free, fpp56.
tw rating 3/5