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Sajeela Kershi – Shallow Halal (Invisible Women – Sajeela Kershi/Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

Sajeela Kershi

Sajeela Kershi’s stand-up is an entertaining mixture of storytelling and supposition. The stories include tales from her childhood, and her suppositions are mostly based on life lessons. She also describes herself as sitting firmly on the “faith fence”, happy to pick and choose lessons from all religions. Kershi’s performance is warm and inviting, as she creates a positive relationship with her audience very quickly. Stories which should be harrowing (one of them concerns her uncle being abducted by the Taliban) are told with warmth and humour. Her interactions with the audience turn the show into an interesting conversation, fuelling her enthusiasm and keeping us fully engaged. This is a thought-provoking and heart-warming show about family, religion and maintaining a positive outlook.

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Vicki Baron]