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Emma Sidi: Faces Of Grace (Berk’s Nest in association with Curtis Brown)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Bringing you the imaginary friends you’ll be glad you never had, character comedy connoisseur Emma Sidi is back with her newest collection of tragic, zany creations. Amongst Sidi’s ever-growing cabinet of curiosities, we meet: Brita, as idiosyncratic in nature as their non-placeable pan-European accent; an interpretive movement instructor desperate to turn the graceless world of ball bags into a sophisticated dance, and a ‘Love Island’ reject that really fancies Billie Piper. Having set the bar so high with her previous hit ‘Telenovela’, the only complaint she generated this time was the feeling that her characters could have benefited from a little more fine-tuning. Nevertheless, you can’t help but be totally absorbed by Sidi’s boundlessly weird imagination and her gluttonous appetite for the ridiculous.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Stapleton]