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Lucy Frederick – In The Wild (Vivienne Smith Management)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Lucy Frederick

The staff of the Pleasance Dome (where the Gilded Balloon Study is confusingly located) assured people if they sat at the front they wouldn’t get picked on. They were lying. Luckily, Lucy Frederick is a delightfully warm and friendly presence, and even those who drew her repeated attention enjoyed a convivial hour. Frederick’s show this year is all about animals – from dogs to dolphins – and her breakneck delivery allows her to stuff it full of anecdotes, self-deprecation, and railing against the anthropomorphisation of pets. The set took a while to warm up, and I could have done with fewer jokes that used terms like ‘retarded’ and ‘special needs’, but Frederick’s likeable stage presence carries it through the rockier moments.

Gilded Balloon, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]