Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out
Not enough material or structure on show despite being genuinely engaging and likeable
This article is from 2014.
Some people you really want to like, and Lucy Beaumont is most definitely one of them. She walks on stage and immediately catches you with her bright eyed look and distinctly accented tones. Lucy, you see, is from Hull - a fact that is integral for the majority of what progresses over the next hour.
Hull, it seems, is very different from Surrey (where she now lives) and so are the people. To emphasise this we are regaled with a litany of examples from her life including conversations she has overheard on buses and in the street to takeaway menu items. This is all interspersed with tales of her best friend Jackie and her attempts to find a partner.
Beaumont has won a number of newcomer awards in recent years and this shows in the confidence and timing she exhibits. This is her first go at the Edinburgh Fringe though, and unfortunately this also shows, as the material and structure just isn't there to justify a 60-minute set. As genuinely engaging as she is there is nothing new to the north/south divide on offer and whilst she knows how to work the audience, and there is a constant tittering throughout, it never really lifts above into outright laughter.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 24 Aug (not 12), 5.45pm, £9-£10 (£7.00-£8.50).