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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Performance
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Bloomsbury Theatre
5th Sep 2020
19:30
£18, £15 Concessions

Kiri Pritchard-McLean wearing black lace holding a bloody heart which has been ripped out of her chest, in front of an orange background
Multi award winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full length show. Previous shows have seen her tackle structural racism, sexism, child grooming, adoption and emotional abuse so what seemingly unfunny subject has she picked to turn into laughs this year? Chernobyl? The shrinking size of creme eggs? No, empathy. Which sounds fine actually but maybe not the way Kiri tackles it.

Kiri thinks that we live in a time where empathy is seen as a weakness like asthma or being first to pull away from a handshake. But why is that? Surely what we need in these divided times is more empathy? So Kiri is off on a search to find a group of people who she struggles to empathise with, what could this mean…..? Well, it means she’s spent the last year talking to non offending paedophiles on the internet. Yup, her search history is a disaster. So, come and see her make the impossible hilarious or possibly get arrested.
(photo credit : Kayla Wren)

***** – The Independent
**** – The Guardian
**** – The Times
**** – The Telegraph
“An impressive comic, making powerhouse standup from the thorniest of subjects” – The Guardian

Age guidance 16+
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