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Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal (Off The Kerb Productions Ltd)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

Skittering around with glee, Suzi Ruffell is in her natural habitat on stage. This year’s show is all about the things that keep her up at night – the worries on her mind having their 3am press conference – and she’s got a lot to tell us. Twitter trolls, Disney’s heteronormative heroes, an encounter with a stingray named Barbara in Australia… she rattles through stories at great speed but it’s this energy that makes her so endearing and deeply funny. Sexuality is a major theme throughout, from homophobia to playfully mocking lesbians’ love of comfortable shoes. She’s clearly very well directed but the innate comic talent shines through, with her writing tightly-honed. Inducing laughter virtually non-stop, Ruffell is absolutely one to see.

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