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Syd And Sylvia (Claudia Jefferies / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Starting off as a parody of a couple performing in a working man’s club, this show quickly devolves into something much more interesting. With many twists and turns, it becomes a fascinating exploration of the feelings of anger, humiliation and shame that can follow street harassment and assault. It’s a visceral performance that can be a difficult watch at times, but well worth it. Claudia Jefferies is a talented writer and performer, who captures the voices of different characters extremely well. She plays with the audience expertly and, most of the time, to the benefit of the show. ‘Syd and Sylvia’ makes an important contribution to the continued conversation about street harassment and assault.

Silk, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lizzie Milton]