“Roll up for the most subversive, perversely funny, carnival in town.” “Tar Baby is brutal and beautiful – often hilarious – and absolutely vital”
“Very funny… full of laughs… It’s a sharp, necessary and galvanizing reminder of how far we still have to go.”
"Her compelling storytelling, emotional delivery and quick familiarisation with the audience pulls us out from the usual distractions... jolting us awake and making us fully present in each other’s company."
New York - DR2
“Smart, original, refreshing, and maybe even necessary.”
“Both Entertaining and Startling… Tar Baby [is] more than just a comic riff on race. Burch’s stories make us laugh and even feel.”
“Funny… kinetic showmanship"
“Kudos to the singularly amazing energy of Desiree Burch for making this show relevant and engrossing throughout.”
“[Burch] proves [to be] a dynamic performer, fast enough on her feet to be wittily funny… amusing and thoughtful.”
“Brilliant, frequently hilarious, and [a] poignant experience… Once you touch the 'tar baby,' it sticks with you.”
"There are thousands of individual voices in Edinburgh this month – Burch’s is one of the few you absolutely must hear."