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My Name Is Sue (Dafydd James, Ben Lewis and Underbelly Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

It’s odd how a character so unsettling can garner so much affection from an audience, but such was the charm of Daffyd James’ Sue that it seemed inevitable. The protagonist of this performance was capable of creating both sinister and heart-warming moments, but either way, the whole show was captivating and deeply funny. The musical ability of James and his accompanying performers must also be appreciated, as each song was played with glorious quantities of childhood fancy and non-idealised menace. Sue was a brilliantly unpredictable figure at the heart of proceedings, and consequently the audience was absorbed throughout. Even though the unexpected conclusion to the show may have cast Sue in a possibly negative light, you couldn’t help but leave with at least a little bit of fondness for this endearing misfit.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]