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Thpethial (Ria Lina)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

The premise of this show is fascinating but still expect to be presently surprised. Ria Lina takes a light-hearted look at the meaning of “special” for today’s society, in a way that is respectful and carefully put. Provocative and funny, she addresses the importance of political correctness gone mad without veering head-first into Daily Mail territory. She argues her point eloquently, supported by succinct extracts from social and written media, and she also performs some of her own musical material that is nail-bitingly close to the edge without being over-the-top. This show is guaranteed to have you thinking about it long after you have left. Not for the easily offended – or maybe it is…

Le Monde, until 25 Aug, 1.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Mairi McNicol]