Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat (4 stars)

This article is from 2016

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

A brand new take on the oldest story

It's not just a clever title, Lucy McCormick really is a triple threat, as they say in musical theatre parlance. She can sing, dance and act to a high standard – she also knows how to make an unholy mess.

Or should that be 'holy' mess, because McCormick is here to deliver some of the more salient points of the New Testament, including pivotal scenes such as Jesus' birth, death and resurrection, and featuring key players such as Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot and the apostle henceforth known as Doubting Thomas.

At which point you should probably be warned that if riding roughshod over this material offends you in any way, this really isn't the show for you. Likewise if seeing McCormick use her vagina as a prop might mess with your sensibilities, then steer clear.

But if the prospect of watching three very fine dancers dressed in ripped hot pants portray the Wise Men dancing to Christina Aguilera's 'Dirty' sounds fun, or any number of other hilarious, provocative routines that give sexuality, morality and pornography a proper shake-up, then get ready for an unforgettable ride (and spare a thought for the clean-up team).

Underbelly Cowgate, until 28 Aug (not 22), 8.10pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11).

Lucy McCormick: Triple Threat

The performer presents a trash-step dub-punk morality play for the modern world in which she is cast in all the main roles. With direction by cabaret and performance art superstar Ursula Martinez.