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Punching Mice (Sameena Zehra)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

A master storyteller, Sameena Zehra has an easy style that gives life to her characters and paints vivid scenes for her captivated audience. Growing up in India, many of her stories tell of a life unfamiliar to her audience in Edinburgh: owning servants, terrorist kidnappings, and punching mice. Never losing the thread she moves confidently from tale to tale, expanding them with stories within stories and creating an engrossing chain of events. It is less stand-up than it is a witty lecture. Her light manner and skill as a storyteller make this show a delight to listen to, unlike so much of the unoriginal, unimaginative comedy I’ve seen elsewhere at the Fringe.

Laughing Horse at Espionage, 5 – 28 Aug (not 13, 14), 1.05pm (2.00pm), free, fpp137.
tw rating 4/5