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Kiri Pritchard McLean: Victim, Complex (Live Nation in association with PBJ Management)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

After discovering that a messy break-up was the result of her ex gaslighting her (when a partner tells you your behaviour is ‘crazy’ and you start to question your own mind), which led to years of anguish, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is angry. She wants to tell her side of the story, but vehemently does not want to be labelled a victim. It doesn’t really sound like the premise of a comedy show, but following in Beyonce’s footsteps, she wants to make lemonade from lemons and – through honesty, a fierce attitude and naturally funny storytelling – she squeezes every drop out of the lemons she’s been given. This is comedy for the #MeToo age, fusing humour with biting reality in a way that is very powerful.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]