Review: Sara Pascoe gave an ‘inventive and enjoyable’ set at Norwich Playhouse
PUBLISHED: 13:21 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:22 18 September 2018
Even allowing for irony, Ladsladslads is perhaps the most unrepresentative name Sara Pascoe could have come up with for her tour.
Launching the two-month circuit in Norwich, Pascoe instead admits how she was once described as “too tampon-y”; in fact her comedy mostly deals with universal conundrums rather than any gender-specific agenda.
We hear about her trials with her family, her history of overlapping relationships, and her distrust of conjoined twins. Her delivery is relaxed, honest, and engaging with a breezy style that I suspect masks a much sharper intellect than she is willing to let on.
Fans will have recognised a few routines from TV outings, but that doesn’t make the jokes any less funny and there were several big laughs during the night. It was a funny, inventive, enjoyable set. It just needs a better name.
Sara Pascoe will also perform at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on November 10 and Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 25.