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Sarah Kendall – Shaken (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

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Sarah Kendall’s new storytelling show, about telling stories, is as enthralling as it it hilarious. Her characterisation is perfect, each personality believable, despite how outrageous most of them seem. I particularly loved the running joke about her mum’s non sequiturs, which added a surreal element to the humour of the story. And for the parts that don’t have any jokes but build tension instead, Kendall’s compelling delivery has her audience utterly rapt. Only the meta gags took away from it a bit, breaking that spell for something that didn’t feel funny enough to justify it. For the most part though, ‘Shaken’ is captivating, side-splittingly funny and full of heart.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nina Keen]