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Sarah Southern: Tentatively Tory (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

In a highly engaging manner, Sarah Southern takes us through her life as a Tory activist and party strategist. There’s a well-crafted narrative, though a few of the early punchlines fall a bit flat. The show really takes off when she details her front row seat at the negotiations that led to the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition, in what now feels like a gentler age, before Brexit reshaped the political landscape. When Southern reveals how a false accusation ended her life in politics overnight and left her ostracised by her former colleagues, the mood shifts dramatically, and she movingly concludes with an account of how she rebuilt her life. Whatever your political persuasion, do catch this humorous and insightful performance.

Waverley Bar, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]