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Asher Treleaven – Matador (Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Asher opens his show with a funny and strangely moving re-enactment of a bullfight. Once the bull is dead, the real topic of conversation for the night is revealed: Asher’s reaction to racism. Combining wonderful storytelling with some great physical comedy (the impression of a rampaging sheep is worth the price of a ticket alone), Asher takes the audience on a trip through Australian culture, trying to discover how best to deal with racists, and cleverly linking it all back to the bull fight at the beginning. This brilliantly performed show is intelligent and thought provoking, and a lot more interesting than your average hour of stand-up.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 August (not 9,16), 8.40pm – 9.40pm, £8.50 – £10.50, fpp40
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