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Liz Peters – Toybox (Liz Peters / La Favorita Freestival)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Behind a wide smile that never diminishes, and despite insisting that she wants to spread joy to an audience that she tells us she loves, there is a consistently miserable undercurrent to Liz Peters’ musical comedy. Her songs reflect life’s injustices and disappointments, frustrations with internet dating and Claudia Winkleman but, tempered by goofiness and relentless cheer, Peters ensures that the show never feels less than exuberant. Short bursts of stand-up material serve as extended introductions to each sing-along song. Her exaggerated expressions, her obsession with bums and the violent content of her bouncy music suggest that Peters is verging on derangement, but her show is dripping with satire and silliness.

Cowgatehead, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tim Bano]