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Jessica Fostekew – Luxury Tramp (CKP)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Racing through her set like a Buckfast-fuelled drunk, Jessica Fostekew doesn’t stop for air, though she does to cup her breasts. In this clearly cathartic, almost hour long show – her first at this length – Fostekew details her time trying to please everyone, and how she realised this was impossible. As the title of her show suggests, she’s obsessed with oxymorons, explaining that she is a woman who drinks champagne with kebabs, and wears special Chanel perfume with clothes from George at ASDA. Although at times it does feel like she is trying too hard, her natural charm more than makes up for it. ‘Luxury Tramp’ is a beautiful oxymoron, she says, and as a currently sober Irishman I’m inclined to agree.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16), 7.00pm (7.55pm), £8.00 – £9.50, fpp97.
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