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Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt (Berk’s Nest in association with Curtis Brown)

By | Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

This exploration of what it means to be human is like a thoroughly entertaining lecture, and Coates’ anthropological studies have clearly been put to good use in an hour that is as fascinating as it is funny. The series of ideas presented at a million miles a minute makes it difficult to keep up at times, but pay attention and you’ll be rewarded. She’s an incredibly honest performer, revealing her anxieties about the ticking of her biological clock and the ridiculous restrictions Disney films impose on women. Audience interaction is minimal, although she handles interruptions in a delightful manner, dissolving into giggles when the room responds to her niche references. Charming and educational – even when you’re not laughing, you’re learning.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Murray]