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Grace Campbell: Why I’m Never Going Into Politics (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

“Do you know who my dad is?” asks Grace Campbell to anyone giving her cheek. That dad is Alistair Campbell, the former spin doctor under Tony Blair’s government, and she has been targeted by many online trolls because of him. Here we hear anecdotes about growing up with politics, her thoughts on New Labour and what she really thinks of Tony Blair. She describes herself as “arrogant and insecure”, and these are perhaps accurate adjectives, though her humorous stories and wit make this an intriguing performance. This is a biographical show, and it’s a good one at that, where we get to hear enlightening tales about how Campbell has learned from her parents to influence change in today’s society.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]