1 March 2012 WOS Rating: Nina is a stripper. She’s good at it, and she likes the money. She knows it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but she also knows how to give the punters as good as she gets - “What does your mother think?”. But now her blissfully-unaware religious mum is actually coming to stay, how will Nina handle it? Writer and performer Sabrina Mahfouz rattles adeptly through a whole cast of characters, from Nina and the girls in the strip club dressing room, through a gamut of punters from the drenched-in-cheap-aftershave to the suave Russian millionaire, and on to a dinner party with her art (drug) dealer boyfriend, where the other guests bray “Do you ski, Nina?” Directed by Friends star David Schwimmer, Dry Ice is a captivating character portrait and Mahfouz’s seamless delivery gives you the sensation of being personally drawn into Nina’s confidence. Nina tells her story through smart, funny and poignant prose-poetry, and the characters are wittily, vividly drawn. Running at just 45 minutes, there’s still an element of the work-in-progress here, but this only means you’re left wanting more. Book as part of Flying Solo’s double bill offer and make a night of it. - Harriet Judd (Reviewed at Contact, Manchester) Related Content Back to Northwest Homepage
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