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Naked in Alaska (Legendary Hearts)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Valerie Hager tackles the challenges of a solo show magnificently in ‘Naked In Alaska’. She takes us on a journey through the world of Autumn, shy friend of the more confident Raven, who is determined to battle her way to the top of the erotic dancing scene. Hager switches between over a dozen characters from the clubs, demonstrating huge acting ability as she portrays Autumn’s refusal to believe that life at the top isn’t that perfect. At times it’s difficult to watch, but this show is all the more poignant for being a true story. Through her tale of relationships, sacrifice and the desire to be a strong woman, the audience leaves feeling that Hager has shared something very special.

Assembly Roxy, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]