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Becky Lucas: Little Bitch (Century Entertainment)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Becky Lucas’ material is spread too thinly across this debut hour. There’s a hostility attached to her delivery, a passive-aggressive tone implying Lucas expects a response to her jokes’ premises alone, even before we reach the punchlines. For a show styled around being a “little bitch”, Lucas cares a bit too much about audience reaction for her persona to really take hold. There are some astute observations to be found here, though her anger toward “clever” shows means her own takes on a broader bulk of material can often feel rote. A self-admittedly anti-climatic ending hints at some cyclical theming, but Lucas seems so against engaging with bigger themes that her overall show suffers.

Assembly George Square Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Louise Jones]