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Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing review - a tricksy trip into a slippery comic mind

2 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Soho theatre, London
The standup riffs on the oddness of memory in a show that takes in Danish queens, Welsh sex breaks and a late gutpunch Sofie Hagen's last three shows - including her award-winning debut Bubblewrap - mined personal trauma for comedy. Which wasn't quite as therapeutic as she'd hoped. So The Bumswing heralds a course correction: it's “a fun show, a light show”, Hagen promises, about a “sex weekend” in south Wales. There certainly is fun on offer, and lightness too, even if the Danish comic's opening manifesto is not to be taken entirely on trust. The fun is top-loaded...
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