Loretta Maine (2 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Loretta Maine

All a bit one-note

The joke here is that Loretta Maine is a drunkard with emotional problems. And that’s it. Every song starts with simpering, sweet Loretta and morphs into raging bunny-boiler Loretta. An improvised ode to an audience member and a bit of light Melua-bashing are the highlights, but other than that it’s all a bit one-note. That said, one lad was heard to remark on leaving: ‘I shall marry her one day.’ Rather you than me, mate.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 29 Aug, 6.35pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

  • 2 stars

Since moving to the UK from the US, Loretta has been disappointed by people’s inability to see her genius. She is an incredible talent, as we can see on her two self-released EPs 'I Had Your Baby But I Threw it in the River' and the current 'I’m Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You'. Loretta is performing at the festival…


1. nat16 Aug 2010, 8:26pm4 stars Loretta Maine Report

I agree, it is the same joke again and again, but as it's such a funny joke it really doesn't matter.

2. Alun17 Aug 2010, 11:05pm5 stars Loretta Maine Report

I always find it interesting to read reviews of shows I have seen after I have seen them, and I have to say that in this case you have got it very wrong. This is absolutely one of my top 3 shows at the festival this year. It is musical character comedy at it’s finest.

The laziness in the length and depth of Laura Ennor’s review clearly shows she is not of a fan of comedy let alone musical comedy. Loretta’s show combines brilliant stand-up and brilliant songs.

I would recommend that if anyone wants to read a good description of this show then read the review in the Independent, Metro or Broadway Baby.

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