EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: SUZI RUFFELL: DANCE LIKE EVERYONE'S WATCHING, Pleasance Courtyard
Suzi Ruffell is happy and she's not afraid to celebrate with you. She's passionate about things that bring joy, and lists her quiff, therapy, meditation, yoga, cross-fit and a source of pure elation: her nutribullet.
Everything has fallen into place in her life in terms of relationship and home life, and it's mostly a delight, except for the creeping thoughts and utterances of the dreaded soul-shattering hecklers.
The conflict of the confident yet deeply sensitive comedian is what drives the hour forward as she intelligently unpacks the reasons why she carries a "backpack of shame" regarding her sexuality. Ruffell describes herself as a "glaydy" (gay lady), tells the tale of her boosting visit to World Pride in New York with her bestie, and reflects on her relationships with Mum and wife-to-be Alice.
Beware of pigeons, WhatsApp groups, unexpected Pride tears, those who know our secrets but smile smugly at us, and student doctors. Love is the little things. Keep on with the joy - it's infectious.