After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram's 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-comedian rages against the dying of her light. 'Supremely talented... as biting as it is funny' (DailyInfo.co.uk). 'Masterful... Her fantastic way with words and bone-dry humour have the audience in fits of laughter... Superbly refreshing' ***** (Issuu.com/BunburyMagazine). 'Fresh and enlightening, her warmth elevating the gentle, conversational nature of her delivery' (List). 'Wonderful, hilarious and important, too' (BroadwayBaby.com). Director: Amanda Baker.
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About The Show
When you find out your journalism doesn't save the world, what next?
You've put the Prime Minister in prison but was it really for the best?
You immigrated to find out it is pretty much the same,
You worked at 19 different jobs yet no one knows your name,
Your veins are full of sugared blood your toes are hanging on a thread
Your life have just began but you might shortly just drop dead...
If age is just a number, why can't it always be 42?
Daphna Baram turned British, which had taken her fifteen years and ripped some of her privileges off. Now she is about to turn 50, and she is looking back with no regrets but quite some remorse, and wonder who is more broken, her body or her spirit, her homeland or her new home.
With a baggage of human rights law, investigative journalism, punditry, academia, preaching to the converted and teaching the uninitiated, two chronic degenerate diseases and an undying craving for surprises, the Israeli-British activist-lawyer-journalist-editor-translator-author-interpretor-comedian tries to get a grip in a world that is as much of a rollercoaster as her own life.
Directed by Amanda Baker.
About Daphna Baram
Daphna Baram is a Jerusalem born London based comedian. She is also the director of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions - UK, and author of Disenchantment: The Guardian and Israel, written during an affiliation as Senior Associate Member at Saint Antony's College, Oxford. She started performing comedy in 2010 and gigged across Europe and the UK. Her comedy, delivered in her "Middle Eastern Mary Poppins" style, deals with Immigration, politics, psychology, aging and feminism.
"Masterful... Wonderful way with words and bone dry humour", Bunbury Magazine
"Supremely talented... As biting as it is funny", Oxford Daily
"Despite all appearances to the contrary, Baram is 'that' friend, the one who whispers bad ideas into your ear and has you constantly exclaiming 'I can't believe you said that!' Oh yes, don't let that innocent smile fool you, Baram couldn't be dull if she tried... Deliciously dark humour", Views From the Gods.
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