Lou Sanders – What’s That Lady Doing? (Berk’s Nest and the Pleasance)
By Nina Keen | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
In both content and execution, Lou Sanders is gloriously all over the place. The surrealness of her humour, reinforced by the bizarre stage decorations, often has a real intensity to it. She constantly switches her tone, from self-deprecating to “ironic bravado” (her words) to a wild sort of confusion, never letting us settle into any particular ‘feel’. Even her (rare) straightforward observations feel weird within the context of the show because they’re part of her constant wrong-footing of the audience. Bouncing from childhood memories to tips for life to character-based sketches, and complete with weird jingles that somehow get stuck in your head, this show is the absolute best kind of bonkers.
Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nina Keen]