Sindhu puts her accolade as a 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist ahead of the fact that she was already making comedy waves with us when she reached the Funny Women Awards final in 2013. She is way ahead of the curve when it comes to comedy of the intrinsically female kind and I love her for it.
This show explores that you need to be careful what you wish for and Sindhu regales us with some hilariously embellished real-life stories about marriage, kids and three generations living under one roof.
Through the prism of family life, we are treated to tales about power struggles with her teenage ‘gangsta’ son, and unwanted sex advice from her mother. Sindhu’s deadpan musings on how to sustain her marriage over 18 years will resonate with anybody who has staying power and explains why love isn’t always enough.
Sindhu promises to get to the Iguana Mum at the beginning of the show – she does and it’s worth it. A clever way of sustaining interest throughout her strong and beguiling narrative.
This is such an accomplished show my only issue was the fact that we were crowded into what felt like the smallest, hottest venue at the Fringe! Sindhu could easily hold her own in a bigger venue.
In the meantime, brave the small hot room and tell her I sent you. I predict great things for Sindhu in 2018.
Sindhu Vee: Iguana Mum is at Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire at 18:00 until 27th August. For tickets and more information click here!