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Rose Matafeo: Horndog (Berk’s Nest in association with Avalon Management)

By | Published on Friday 10 August 2018

Now on her third Fringe, Rose Matafeo is practically a veteran, and it shows in her confidence on stage. Warm and friendly, she recounts the things that she’s most passionate about, even when they’re not always good for her. She opens up about her troubles with relationships, rooted in a slightly repressed but fulfilled childhood. Break-ups are a theme too but she doesn’t dwell on this, focusing more the fact that she likes to give 100%; because if she doesn’t, what’s the point? Incredibly self-aware and self-deprecating, she is happy for the joke to be on her, especially when the eventual punchline makes her the victor. ‘Horndog’ is a superbly funny show from a wonderful comic at the top of her game.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]