Under Cover With The Naked Stand-Up (Miss Glory Pearl)
By Francesca Peschier | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2016
“Is this liberating or just ridiculous?” asks Miss Glory Pearl (in all her glory), as she invites the audience to dress her by vote in this lecture on underwear and its relation to body image. She informs us that she used to be a teacher and it’s that quiet authority she brings to the stage, which means that despite being starkers there will be plenty of giggles (but not at her nakedness) at the back. Her lecture is not particularly in depth but wry observations such as the “bra paradox” are astute. This show slightly struggles to find its identity between its lesson-like elements, its libidinousness and the comedy, but Miss Glory Pearl inspires confidence, both in how quickly her nudity ceases to be anything shocking and in her frank laying bare of everyone’s insecurities.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Francesca Peschier]