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Claudia O’Doherty: Pioneer (The Invisible Dot Ltd.)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

Somewhere in the realm between stand-up, absurd storytelling and interactive performance art lies Claudia O’Doherty, and if you can get past her boisterous, unnaturally loud voice then you’re in for a treat. Making good use of screens, projections, videos and more than one Shania Twain interlude, O’Doherty is forcefully energetic (intimidatingly so), and the show is slick and well put together. Her comedy is really quite juvenile at times, yet it’s self-aware; she courses through her media CV, proving to the world that she CAN be taken seriously and DOES NOT have to move back in with her parents. ‘Pioneer’ is smarter than it seems, yet the gags are dumb and funny; a truly bizarre show full of surprises.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 12), 9.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]