Bella Green performed her set with confidence and purpose. She cleverly crafted her material so as to deconstruct the reality and myths of sex work in a humorous and meaningful way. Bella structured the show well, mixing stand-up with audiovisual elements at a good pace. A nod should also go to Stephanie Marie, who provided delightful cameos and played her role superbly.
Despite being unfamiliar with some of the ‘in-jokes’, relevant lingo and largely unable to relate to the material itself…this show brought consistent and big laughs from the crowd! The show featured enlightening commentary on etiquette, shocking requests and some of the behind the scene realities of the profession.
While already a considerably personal show, there were moments when Bella’s material hit home with the audience. In one piece, Bella spoke about the happiness a supportive partner can bring to someone who works in the sex industry. In that moment, seeing a couple hold hands and smile at each other reflected the truth and authenticity of this show.
‘Bella Green Is Charging For It’ is understandably a late-night show due to it’s content. While ‘mature themes’ persist throughout, it was an insightful, educational and most importantly at this time of year, entertaining show. Bella concluded her set with a reasoned and convincing position, which in the context of the show is made even more poignant.
Bella has produced a well-crafted show full of laughs that it is worth seeing, regardless of your familiarity with the sex industry. Check out ‘Bella Green Is Charging For It’ from 4 to 11 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.