Athena Kugblenu has made some mistakes in her life. Nothing too egregious – the kind of late-night drunken bus vomit with which many of us can empathise with even if we don’t directly identify. But these, she asserts, would probably preclude her from running for serious political office; something which she has contemplated in the past. Her show for the 2018 Festival Fringe, Follow The Leader, points out that these sort of mistakes and embarrassments exist in every leader’s past, and that we should, perhaps, take a more nuanced approach during elections.

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