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Miss Glory Pearl – The Naked Stand-Up (Miss Glory Pearl)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

Burlesque performer Miss Glory Pearl has “a load of balls”, according to the person who heard she was doing her first ever stand-up show at the Fringe in the nude. She clearly doesn’t (we really can see everything), but does well to de-sensationalise the fact that she is starkers onstage in a damp smelling room. It’s less a stand-up show than a gentle, sweetly spoken discourse on the absurdity of indecent exposure laws; nudity versus nakedness and why anti-feminist women should be sent back to the 1950s to see how they like it. She talks eloquently and intelligently about unattainable beauty standards, feminism, and “real bodies”, somehow making everyone in the room feel better about theirs. Nicely done.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Laura Kidd]