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Frankie Thompson And Liv Ello: Body Show (Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Monday 28 August 2023

One of the talking points of the Festival and it’s easy to see why. A richly textured show, it’s anarchic but entirely coherent, madcap but sharply political, funny but very sad. You could see it twice and still get more the next time. It’s ‘about’ our bodies and how and why we are so often unhappy with them. The references range widely, from child star Lena Zavaroni to alleged sexual predator Andrew Tate via Terry Wogan and the Last Supper, probing our consumer culture for explanations of how we got here and where we are going (“only the trash will survive”) unless we rediscover more of our humanity. A must-see when it reappears after its sold-out Edinburgh run.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alan Cranston]