Yo Girl!

Yo Girl is a solo performance born from the musings of the New York actress Natalie Kim. It takes on her uncontrollable desires and emotions which, through much effort and time exploring her identity, she has (mostly) managed to overcome. After achieving most of her dreams in her life, such as a great job, she still isn’t happy with the person she is. After a particularly strong bout of being a jealous girlfriend she begins a period of self-reflection that looks to her immediate and distant past.She certainly has a complex past after being put up for adoption by her Korean parents. Her adoptive mother taught her to defend herself with the fist and dress herself up. Her step-mother was more disparaging, but at times loving. Natalie had to cope with severe lifestyle changes as she grew up, the most testing of these being to clean up her foul mouth and lose the makeup. She engages with many quests to better herself by going dating, looking for new friends, buying self-help tapes, going back to her Korean roots and more unfortunately, joining a gym. Is it immediate pleasures that she needs to fulfil her life, can a quick fix provide the change, or will the long term struggle itself eventually be the saving grace?Natalie Kim lays her extroverted personality for us all to see, with all its flaws and strengths. She certainly has a powerful attitude that holds up especially well in such a personal show. The audience is left understanding her interesting journey of self-discovery while being entertained by her fast and punchy type of comedy. We can all see something of ourselves in each show about self discovery so it has its fulfilling points, while presenting a relentless, vibrant and fascinating personality.

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The Blurb

Yo Girl! is a fantastically entertaining solo show of a Korean adoptee navigating her way through three mums.

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