Review: Izzy Mant-Polite Club at Underbelly Bristo Square TweetShareSharePin0 SharesReview: Izzy Mant-Polite Club at Underbelly Bristo Square2019-08-033★★★ Can politeness be pathological? Can you actually be addicted topoliteness? After a bruising encounter with a careers advisor, theseare the questions Izzy Mant was forced to ask herself. The showexplores these questions through Izzy’s last serious relationship andshe has slides, videos and a dancing cardigan to help set the scenefor the audience. Was she a controlling maniac? Yes. Has Izzy learnt andmoved on from this? Maybe. Izzy’s opening joke that she looks like a young Theresa May dressed upas SamCam for a party is so eerily exact that a sense of uncanninesscolours the rest of the show. You never quite feel that this is takingplace in the real world, her stories are surreal and her impressionseven more so. The show’s loose-wheeling structure embraces a quiverful of comedicstyles from quickfire punning to interpretative dance, from thescatological to the pratfall. At times the stop and start of switchingbetween these different modes can make the show feel slow orfragmented but then again there are moments of pure hilarity, Izzy’sinnate politeness helping to wrongfoot the audience leaving themperfectly set-up for the next joke. Izzy Mant- Polite Club is on at Underbelly, Bristo Square – Dexter, 14:50, Aug 3-11, 13-26 TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.