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Emma Sidi: Telenovela (Berk’s Nest and Pleasance)

By | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016

Emma Sidi Ed2016

‘Telenovela’ is as funny and wild as the Spanish-language soaps Emma Sidi’s riffing off are dramatic. When Sidi burst onto the stage, her first high-octane sketch is performed entirely in Spanish. It’s something only a comedian like Sidi, assured and excellent in comedic delivery and physical humour, could pull off. It’s the strongest section of the show, and when Sidi drops in on different characters, while still really funny, you’re waiting for her to return to her main Telenovela character Vanessa, who gets all the strongest material. Ludicrous, but in the best way, Sidi creates a show so good I wish I could binge watch it on TV.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]