Njambi McGrath: OutKast

Comedy (stand-up, satire)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
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Njambi McGrath is an OutKast. Lured by British colonial PR, Njambi studied prose, poetry, Shakespeare and watched Downtown Abbey in preparation for arrival in the UK. Then she arrived in Staines. The rest is her-story. Product of British colonial kiln unable to fit in. Ridiculed for her accent at boarding school, kicked out of choir at 8 for ruining the harmonies, Njambi's life should have been a failure. Not even her rejection in modelling for being black or being too short to be an air hostess could quash her enthusiasm. She's living it large in Staines.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access is via the lift or stairs up from the Main Entrance. Then level access into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
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Andy 38 days ago

The story of her life from birth and childhood in Kenya to marrying a Brit and living in Britain.
Delivered not as comedy but a one paced rant against anyone British, blaming the audience members for any wrongdoing against Africa and Kenya in particular, with repeatedly referring to the audience as ‘you lot’. Unfortunately she lost her audience in the first few minutes and even commented herself it was going to be a long hour, it was, the audience was never won back.
Her presentation is racist against anyone from Britain and against any European in general, very strange considering her marriage choice!
If you want to be ranted at and blamed for your forefathers actions or modern Fair Trade, from making coffee from Kenyan coffee beans to making chocolate from Kenyan cocoa, this is the show for you! Having seen over 300 shows at the fringe over the last 15 years this is easily the worst I have seen, left half way through and not alone in leaving.

Ian Sorensen 46 days ago

Njambi has a fascinating story to tell, full of funny incidents, darker events and all imbued with a strong anti-colonialism flavour. It was a great performance, performed at breathtaking speed, as she took us from her childhood in Kenya to her life in the UK. (I think I would have benefited from an occasional slowing of the pace to allow me to assimilate the details better. but there was a lot to get through.) One of my companions said afterwards that in some respects like a lecture rather than standup as Njambi was constantly telling us new information and almost never stopped to get feedback from the audience. Overall an impressive performance and I look forward to seeing what she can do with material that isn't her personal story.

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