Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap
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Hagen's witty debut charting her teenage Westlife obsession has a dark underbelly
Danish stand-up Sofie Hagen deservedly won the Best Newcomer gong at the 2015 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
On the surface, Hagen's debut solo show, 'Bubblewrap', seems like it's about the comic's ongoing obsession with Irish boyband Westlife: as teenage she would write erotic fan fiction and ring random Dublin numbers in the hope of speaking to someone who knew the lads.
But behind the tales of teenage fanaticism, Hagen’s show slyly tackles her insecurities, depression and mental health issues during those years. It’s a dark story told lightly and honestly, with plenty of charm, wry wit and downright filth.