Shaken, the new show from Fringe veteran Sarah Kendall, is a fascinating, hilarious, yet powerful account of how one lie she told as an unpopular thirteen-year old schoolgirl in 1989 Newcastle, Australia ballooned into a town-wide situation that gave her some attention.
Kendall is a captivating and extremely witty storyteller, adding many details that paint a vivid picture of her life in the New South Wales town; from the description of her fictional attacker, to her mother’s strange tastes.
Kendall is able to lead her audience on a journey that takes so many twists and turns that it is to her credit the final twist is still able to maintain its intended emotional punch.
Shaken is a funny and moving show from that should not be missed.
Words: Adam Thornton
Sarah Kendall: Shaken, Assembly George Square, 8-28 August, 6.45pm