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Rachel Fairburn: The People’s Princess (Live Nation)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2019

Mancunian Rachel Fairburn is not afraid to speak her mind, even if the result is a bizarre comment relating to Princess Diana during sex. It’s this thought that gives the show its name, because it started Fairburn on a path to thinking that she has the attributes to be the next people’s princess, though this theme ties things together only very loosely. Unlike Lady Di, Fairburn has working class roots and a razor sharp tongue. She presents as a hard-edged character, almost aloof, but in reality is very likeable, and the laughs are plentiful as she shares some of her most scathing opinions about friends, relationships and babies. I definitely enjoyed this hour, but overall I felt it lacked the sort of cohesiveness that could tie all its elements together into something more impactful.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]