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Lucy Pearman: Baggage (United Agents)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

I’ll be honest; I’m not entirely sure what just happened. A woman wearing a suitcase has tried to rid herself of her excess baggage. There’s a message in there somewhere, about all of us carrying around emotional baggage that we try to shift but never quite manage to, but it gets a little lost in the ridiculousness of the concept. Pearman’s clowning is on the absurd end of the spectrum, with the laughter often fueled by bafflement. That said, at a time when it feels a bit like everything is going to shit in the world, a bit of escapist stupidity is no bad thing at all. You’re unlikely to see anyone else trying to do the same thing at this year’s festival.

Monkey Barrel, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]