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BRIGHTON FRINGE: My Feminist Boner – Marlborough Theatre

Reviewer: Simon Topping

The show opens with us all in support therapy.  Sarah is trying to cut down on her beauty therapies, she’s only watched three hours of fashion vlogs this week.  It’s a marked improvement the audience are encouraged to applaud.

Welcome to the world of Sarah Blanc. Surrounded by a bombardment of mixed messages on how to look and how to be what does Blanc allow to filter into her psyche to navigate the world by and what, if anything, does this say about her character? We shall all find out more in this irreverent one-hour one-woman show.

From therapy, Blanc goes to her dressing table to explore the range of fashion fads that enslave and judge their users. From skin healing masks to uplifting tit tape there is a pressure to try it all. “There’s no men fresh so why do we have Fem Fresh? I’ve stopped using it”.  Good point Sarah.

The staging is very inventive, including bright lights, bold visuals and a large vagina doorway.

Bedecked with sequins Blanc shifts into a fabulously funny dance piece with Jane Fonder on the big screen behind. Her movement and comic timing are sublime.  As the show develops we are shown snippets of her life, her relationship with her dad is examined and some touching moments revealed. All the while, the crowd are entertained with abrupt interruptions of dance and mayhem which are wonderfully absurd as well as a smattering of pre-recorded adverts and beauty vlogs with increasingly more ridiculous products on display.

Blanc saves the best dance to last; a provocative and poignant offering that leaves the audience in fits of laughter and with more questions to ask ourselves about how we interact with each other as human beings.

Above all My Feminist Boner is a brave, funny and touching exploration into what it is to be a women.  A gloriously shambolic and stupid show with inner depths.

Reviewed on 5 May 2018 

Reviewer: Simon Topping The show opens with us all in support therapy.  Sarah is trying to cut down on her beauty therapies, she's only watched three hours of fashion vlogs this week.  It's a marked improvement the audience are encouraged to applaud. Welcome to the world of Sarah Blanc. Surrounded by a bombardment of mixed messages on how to look and how to be what does Blanc allow to filter into her psyche to navigate the world by and what, if anything, does this say about her character? We shall all find out more in this irreverent one-hour one-woman show.…

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