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Nazeem Hussain: Hussain In The Membrane (Nazeen Hussain)

By | Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017

An Australian Muslim who’s done time on reality TV and performed for the Sri Lankan royal family, Nazeem Hussain is an amiable, charismatic stage presence: deceptively so in fact, as he deftly lands sharp lines on race, religion, colonial entitlement and Trump. Hussain doesn’t feel obliged to define the entire show down those lines, and that’s no criticism – quite the opposite, in fact. However, there’s an odd disconnect between what goes before and the closing bit, which feels cut and pasted from another show. Such is the tyranny of the one hour slot (and admittedly this was early in the run), but it felt like an untidy end to an otherwise polished, smart and funny show with plenty to admire and enjoy.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]