SARA PASCOE vs THE TRUTH REVIEW
‘There are no facts, only interpretations’ is a quote borrowed from ‘Friedrich Nietzsche’ by thought provoking comedian Sara Pascoe and the premise of her outstanding show ‘Sara Pascoe vs The Truth’. Pascoe is a Chortle Awards ‘Breakthrough Act’ nominee for 2014 and has been billed as one of the UK’s rising stars. This is big praise to live up to on her first visit to New Zealand but as all evidence would suggest, I can confirm that this high praise is bang on the money!
‘Sara Pascoe vs The Truth’ runs until the 17thof May at Q Theatre and with one extra show added already it’s fair to say that she will be one of the highlights of the festival this year.
From the moment Pascoe stepped on stage she was in control. Her playful nature and quick thinking mind lured the audience in immediately. There is a nervous energy to her performance that is endearing and an intellectual sophistication that is refreshing to witness. From cutting her own hair and page 3 beauties to her distrust of ever evolving particles and the potential threat that her boyfriend may be eaten by cats, Pascoe covers it all. It’s obvious to everyone in the room, including Pascoe herself that she is paranoid, but she may well be a paranoid mastermind! Nothing is taboo, female sexuality, religion and old people are amongst just a few topics in which Pascoe will extract examples of why we should never trust another human. As a stand up package ‘Sara Pascoe vs The Truth’ really does have it all. An hour of stimulating comedy with the perfect mix of laughs handed to you on a plate and secondary chuckles hidden under the surface. Pascoe is definitely one to watch for the future and I recommend that you see her while she’s here…..but remember, ‘There are no facts, only interpretations’ at the end of the day it may not matter, she may just be a figment of our imaginations or us of hers……..but then again, there’s only one way to find out! Reviewed by Brian The Tiger.