Jayde Adams: 31 (Berk’s Nest / PBH’s Free Fringe / United Agents)
By Francesca Peschier | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
Strange things happen during Jayde Adams’s show: there’s competitive freestyle disco, smoothie making and an extremely unexpected musical number. This performance may be titled like an Adele album, but this highly personal show is no tribute act. This is a buckle-yourself-in hour, with Adams warmly taking the room from hysterical laughter to audience members offering her impromptu hugs. Autobiographical stand-up can be stale and self-indulgent, but Adams has a highly original voice and is unafraid to mix lowbrow, explicit anecdotes with the emotionally intimate. A truly generous entertainer, Adam’s deserves a long queue emptying their wallets into her bucket in exchange for her voiding her warm and funny heart.
Voodoo Rooms, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Francesca Peschier]