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Overlooked (Lizzy Mace/ La Favorita Freestival)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

A mostly funny but sometimes sad little show, Lizzy Mace tells the stories of those who are often overlooked, overshadowed by their noisier, flashier peers. The subject matter allows Mace to straddle solid comedy and touching poignancy at the same time – the audience laugh at the characters, while recognising the feelings of hurt and neglect that everyone encounters once in a while. This bitter-sweet quality gives the performance substance, showing Mace to be an intelligent and thoughtful comedian. Some sections of the show are much stronger than others, and the opening was a little messy and hard to follow, but once Mace hits her stride you’ll be sorry that you ever overlooked the overlooked.

Cowgatehead, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]