Abi Roberts presents her incredible stand-up show, Anglichanka (the Russian word for Englishwoman) with unstoppable charisma, dominating the stage all through the hour.

The show follows her move from studying at Swansea University to studying opera in 90’s Soviet Russia until the 1993 military coup. Roberts presents her tale without ever faltering and provides a wide range of insightful observations from her time in Russia.

With true talent, Roberts merges her tale with her boisterous, laugh-out-loud humour that never once fails to gain laughs from the audience. Roberts was also incredibly keen to engage with the room  – not just the front row but the whole audience. It was a nice touch to an already faultless show.

Incorporating segments of opera singing and Russian dancing with her comedy, as well as a reenactment of a scene from the Chicago stage show, Roberts has pieced together an entertaining and one-of-a-kind stand-up show.

Words: Calum Wilson

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka, Voodoo Rooms, Aug 28, 4.15pm

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