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How To Be Fat (Mathilda Gregory)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

How To Be Fat

The show begins with an assertion that she is and ends with a confession that she isn’t – okay with her fat body, that is. In between is a one-woman show on dieting, genetics, what people say to fat people and what fat people say to themselves. Or rather, one person: Mathilda Gregory’s account is family photo-level personal. Some audiences might be uncomfortable with this raw vulnerability, but Gregory is warm and loveable and these issues need discussion. The account is ordinary and universal, with really funny moments and some great insights. In the end, though, it’s quite sad: the many ways a body can be wrong is an unresolved problem outside the theatre, and it isn’t resolved inside either.

Zoo Southside, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lucy Diver]