Nat Luurtsema (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Nat Luurtsema

An agreeable debut with a twist

There was nothing in the pre-publicity material to suggest that In My Head I’m a Hero would take the turn that it does, and this is to Nat Luurtsema’s credit. A fairly humdrum but perfectly agreeable show about being a tea-loving daydreamer who wanted to somehow enforce positive change upon the world is given a shot in the arm by the narrative twists which barnstorm in towards the end. But, you know, let’s just it leave it there as the tingle down the spine which accompanies Luurtsema’s retelling of how her past life unravelled should probably best be experienced without too much of a spoiler alert.

The defiantly pleasant Luurtsema (it’s impossible to stay mad at her for long even when she’s just called me a dick for attempting to sit in a relatively unpopulated part of the room) will have a killer show to unleash upon Edinburgh in time. But for now, this largely gentle hour will keep things bubbling away nicely til she breaks out good and proper.

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

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…