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Kerry Godliman – Wonder Woman (Bound And Gagged Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Modern women have to be superheroes with mile-a-minute minds and manic multi-tasking skills – or so runs the cliché. Godliman plays on this, flying from the start with a routine which flings more words and tangential sideswipes than the audience can safely handle. But she eventually exhausts even herself and realises she shares little with her hero in the blue hot pants. Lines like “I wear so much make-up it’s like a burqa” cleverly begin to let the mask slip and, as she slides into confessional mode, she remains just as entertaining yet more humane, and easier to relate to. Kerry surmises that she’s no superhero, but at least she’s happy and trying. It’s funny, not hilarious, but a charming way to spend an hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 August (not 17), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £9.50 – £12.00, fpp104.
tw rating 3/5