Bunbury Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sooz Kempner’s ‘Super Sonic 90s Kid’ feels like a wonderful trip down memory lane for anyone who considers themselves a 90s kid. Aside from the nostalgic exploration of her love affair with Sonic the Hedgehog, the show feels equally like a beautifully put-together collage of Sooz herself, in such a way that you can’t help but find her totally lovable.
There’s a certain sentimentality to the show that, coupled with Kempner’s magical sense of humour, is bright, imaginative, and completely captivating. Her visual accompaniments are matched by a comedic timing as smooth as clockwork, never overly relied upon but perfectly punctuating wickedly funny storytelling.
A woman of many talents, she also demonstrates her remarkable theatrical skills with a handful of musical numbers. The show is a uniquely orchestrated array of gifts, brave and adventurous but always thoroughly charming and entertaining.
However, the show’s most striking aspect is just how immersive it is; its combination of personal history, 90s retrospect and giddy comedy has you utterly invested right through to the final moments.
Altogether, ‘Super Sonic 90s Kid’ demonstrates Kempner to be perhaps one of the most original voices in comedy. A show in a league of its own, it is perhaps one of the year’s Fringe essentials.
Globe Bar (Venue 161) @ 13:00, until 26th August