Angela Barnes – Fortitude

By Ron Bingham
Angela Barnes

Angela’s stand-up show this year examines the good and bad points about turning forty, while discussing the merits of disused nuclear fall-out shelters in the UK and the Cold War. These are a lot more entertaining  and relevant subjects than you would think as, with the election of Donald Trump, there may be a few people out there who are interested in building and stocking their own shelters. Angela also talks about her childhood and how many of the dangers older people accepted when they were kids have been neutralised. We also have material about children, partners, pets and a little about her work on TV.

There was a lot of excellent material in the show, and the audience (full house) were very much enjoying themselves from start to finish. Angela is an engaging storyteller, and there is barely a pause in the rhythm of the show. Some material is not for the younger people, but for the adults, it’s a fun and educational hour of laughter.

Fortitude is on at Pleasance Courtyard until August 27