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Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend (Berk’s Nest in association with Avalon Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2017

The female lead in a rom-com always has a sassy best friend. Rose Matafeo has realised she is that character in her own life, and in this show she sets out to prove it. Musing on everything from being a child without a personality, a teen obsession with Michael Jackson, to the difficulty of navigating womanhood, her anecdotes are easy to relate to, and her gags bring full belly laughs. It’s the dynamic way she expresses herself that makes her especially engaging. She doesn’t miss a beat – in more ways than one – and it is impressive to see how she has developed from her Fringe debut in 2016. A deeply funny, enchanting and exuberant comic, Matafeo is in a class of her own.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]