Nat Luurtsema to deliver cerebral stand-up on her 'messy past'

This article is from 2010.

Nat Luurtsema to deliver cerebral stand-up on her 'messy past'

A tea-obsessed daydreamer gets heroic with In My Head I'm A Hero

‘I remember eating my second battered haggis of the day in the dark so it ‘wasn’t really happening’,’ confesses Nat Luurtsema, recalling last year’s Fringe experience, at which she starred in sketch hit Superclump. This London-based, self-proclaimed ‘tea-sodden clown’, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee and Funny Women runner-up, returns this summer with her debut solo show, In My Head I’m a Hero. It is, according to our cerebral stand-up, ‘a true story, a tale of my messy past. I have artefacts as some things demand proof. It’s funny and sad.’ If previous routines are anything to go by, it’ll also be stoked by twisted philosophies, rabid imaginings, fantasy fiction – and dinosaurs.

‘The first time I saw Jurassic Park, my mind turned inside out. I fell in love. I wish life was battles and monsters.’ Is it true she was once so busy daydreaming on a train that someone stole her purse from her lap? ‘How do you know this?’ she shrieks. ‘Have you got my mum drunk?’ The List is a fearless upholder of journalistic integrity and will not reveal its sources, even under torture. ‘Well yes, that did happen,’ she concedes. ‘I daydream constantly.’

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 7–30 Aug (not 28), 3.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews 4–6 Aug, £5.

Nat Luurtsema: In My Head I'm A Hero

  • 3 stars

Nat struggles with the basics of ‘Life’ but is magnificent in crisis situations. Amidst disaster she blooms, like a fatalistic weed. She is resplendent with useful skills like strong arms, a Masonic upbringing and steadfast pessimism. Nat, Chortle 'best newcomer' nominee, star of the Comedy Zone and 2009’s sell-out show…

Nat Luurtsema: In My Head I'm A Hero

Witty humour about the stand-up's ability to deal with a crisis.


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