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Jacob Hawley: Faliraki (Jacob Hawley)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

Jacob Hawley admits that his successful run at last year’s Fringe came at some personal cost as it sent him into a spiral of financial and emotional decline. He channels this into an engaging discussion of class, relationships and feminism. The title derives from a holiday which frames the show – a trip for him which typifies the escapism central to working class life. Most impressive was a nuanced section on feminism which could profitably have been extended to replace a laboured discussion of veganism. He ends with a lovely tribute to his girlfriend who has helped get his life back on track. His bad experiences following last year’s Fringe seem to have knocked his confidence but he remains an engaging voice.

Just The Tonic at the Mash House, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]