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Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman (AEG presents)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2019

Phoebe Robinson establishes cred early doors with a couple of anecdotes about how she chaired book tour events with Michelle Obama. Said anecdotes wind up being a bit about flatulence (her own, not the former First Lady’s, I should possibly stress), which sets the tone for a smart, occasionally filthy hour. Touring with Mrs Obama is one of a number of happy things that Robinson hooks her show on. She is a relaxed and engaging presence, inviting us into her world and sharing it intimately. Despite the show’s title, there are politics in there, albeit worn lightly, and this is mostly warm, sharp and funny, even as we explore talc, balls, bottoms and much more besides.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]