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Lucy McCormick: Post Popular (Soho Theatre, Johnson & Mackay and United Agents)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

Wild, bold, unpredictable and filthy (in all senses of the word) – Lucy McCormick’s show lets you know what you’re in for extremely quickly. Searching for the female heroes of history through dance, song and the occasional breakdown, McCormick throws herself into her role with hedonistic verve and astonishing physicality – an unequivocal highlight is McCormick’s turn as a sword-swinging Boudicca. It builds up with wild abandon, at times feeling so diffuse you wonder where it could possibly be going. You won’t guess. In the aftermath in the Courtyard, I shared a moment of eye contact with a fellow audience member as we silently processed what we had just experienced. Heroes, it turns out, are found in the most deeply, deeply unexpected places.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]