Lucie Pohl - Hi, Hitler 5 ***** - One4Review
one4review | On 04, Aug 2014
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one woman blitz-comedy from Lucie Pohl but I was absolutely blown away by her performance, it has been one of the quickest hours spent at the Fringe to date.
The show is an autobiographical monologue with Lucie speaking and acting her way through her life story so far. She tells of her early childhood growing up in a rather unconventional family of artistes, her relationship with her parents and sister, her friendships and desire to be ‘normal’, fit in and have routine in her life like her friends families.
Lucie is a German-Jew who spent her formative years living in Hamburg then moved to New York at the age of 8, returning later to her native Germany to study Drama. Her stories are both hilarious and poignant at the same time, as she discusses her family whom she refers to as the Pohl circus, always a drama going on. Her love for David Hasselhoff, Hitler and some complicated relationships along the way.
Her acting ability and comedic talent had the audience gripped and there were many laugh out loud moments throughout the show. Her story although extremely funny in its portrayal, will touch anyone who has felt the outsider at any point in their life. Lucie’s unorthodox upbringing may have been infuriating for her growing up but has supplied her with invaluable material and aptitude to be the class performer she is today.
Reviewed by Sharon
Gilded Balloon Sportsmans
16.15 to 17.15