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Josie Long – The Future Is Another Place (Just The Tonic)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

I’m in love. Josie Long is impassioned, funny and adorable. My heart says: give her 5/5 and maybe she’ll marry you (Shh. Don’t question the logic). My head says: this isn’t quite a 5/5 show. Damn head. ‘The Future Is Another Place’ is Long’s soapbox; she uses it to tell the tale of her Tory-hatred-inspired conversion to political activism. She’s well-informed and her style is endearingly informal; the music we hear as we enter comes from Long’s iPod, to which she’s holding a microphone, and we each receive a cute hand-drawn “showgramme”. Many brilliantly funny moments but – a little disappointingly – it ends in a jokeless rant. Has to be 4/5. The marriage would never work without honesty – right, Josie?

Pleasance Dome, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 7.00pm (8.00pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp102.
tw rating 4/5