MICF: Hannah Gadsby – Dogmatic

Hannah Gadsby and Taylor Swift are two names I never imagined to utter in the same sentence. However, Gadsby uses the 1989 concert set up as a background to her show.

Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby

Featuring a mix of Tay-Tay tracks, sequined jackets and numerous videos and photos featuring her dog Doug Hastings, Gadsby has a delightfully dry wit and fantastic self-deprecating mode of storytelling. Determined to give the audience a show with “no woe”, Gadsby shows us that our problems, no matter how much we try to “shake them off”, are an important part of who we become as adults. It also provides a fascinating insight into the feminism of Taylor Swift, her “squad” and the effects that it can have on others, especially young women.

Thanks to her deadpan nature and hilarious stories about growing up, Gadsby is a total treat to watch. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

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