Sister Mary Lucy
I had originally wanted to see Lucy Russell’s show during last years Cabaret Fringe Festival, but unfortunately the season was cancelled, so I was pretty stoked to see that the show would be making a brief but brilliant return for this years festival. I really enjoyed her show; Lucy is comedic, endearing and talented to boot. Its hard not to love someone who can speak about Sister Janet Mead and The Flying Nun.
Its a mix of story telling, comedy and music. She guides us through her journey of discovery by the sources she used to confirm if it was good idea (checking sources like The Sound Of Music, Wikipedia & and “The Broadway Musical’) while occasionally reinterpreting the song for a more purposeful meaning.
There are a few moments where I got a bit lost; for instance when she impersonates Ethel Merman, Kristin Chadwick & another person that I forget the name of, but I put my being lost down to the fact that i’m a little younger than everyone else in the audience. Having said that though she keeps everyone entertained and focused on her.
I wanted to be able to list a few of the songs from the performance (but i lost my little notepad after the show) so all I’m able to inform you is that there is a couple of pieces from Jesus Christ Superstar & The Sound Of Music; I do know the other songs i just can’t remember the names!! Peter Johns on the piano does an excellent job too.
Lucy is a wonderful performer, she is graceful and a darling to watch on the stage, and I think the La Boheme Venue suited her show just wonderful. Although her run of shows has now finished for this season, definetely keep an eye out for her in the next season!!