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Sofie Hagen – Bubblewrap (Sofie Hagen / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Sophie Hagen

‘Bubblewrap’ is a sparkling gem in the free fringe crown this year. Hagen entertains a very full venue with a very laid-back delivery; not an easy feat, even for a seasoned performer, so it’s particularly impressive that this is her debut hour. It’s a consistent and well put together show, with the feel-good message of overcoming the negative body image pushed upon young people. She’s fiercely competitive, but at no point does this cross the line into arrogance during her material, which moves from theft to car chases and of course meeting her childhood idols. The extracts from her self-penned Westlife fan fiction are well timed, the callbacks aren’t crow-barred in, and ultimately it’s an enjoyable hour with a winner.

Liquid Room Annexe, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ben Shannon]