Rose Matafeo scored a five-star review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Actor and comedian Rose Matafeo is knocking 'em dead in the UK. Photo / Dean Purcell
Actor and comedian Rose Matafeo is knocking 'em dead in the UK. Photo / Dean Purcell

Rose Matafeo just earned herself a five-star review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with the Telegraph naming her as an "undoubted highlight" of the event.

The Kiwi comedian is touring her show, Rose Matafeo is Finally Dead, and after being nominated for the Best Newcomer award at Melbourne's comedy fest, she's gone on to impress in the UK too.

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The Telegraph's Rupert Hawksley awarded the show five stars, saying she has "constructed something special here: a joyous, high-energy - and technically complex - assortment of song, dance and more gilt-edged routines than you can shake a chrysanthemum at."

He writes: "We have all thought about our own funeral but it's not something to dwell on. Unless, of course, you're Rose Matafeo. For her debut show at the Fringe, the 24-year-old New Zealander has come up with a step-by-step plan to ensure her farewell to this world is as uproarious as possible. Fortunately, death becomes her.

"There are any amount of memorable moments - a tribute to Aerosmith; a shopping trip gone terribly wrong; and the only good joke I've ever heard about the singer Sean Paul - but the whole thing just feels as fresh and invigorating as an ice cold bottle of Steinlager. One of the undoubted highlights of this year's Fringe."

Following the review, Matafeo's next show sold out completely.


- NZ Herald

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