Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 06, Aug 2016
Since seeing her debut Fringe show, Hi Hitler, in 2014, for me, Lucie is one of the must see performers of the Edinburgh Fringe, and again she did not disappoint. In this year’s show Lucie hones her exceptional acting skills with her extremely funny, storytelling ability to take the audience on her apohlcalyptic journey.
Lucie has amazing stage presence and holds the mesmerised audience throughout. She shares her experiences of being a struggling actress in New York, having to make ends meet by working as a waitress at “Big Apple balls of meat”, her tempestuous love life and would be marriage to her Greek Adonis and her housing problems. Lucie’s characterisations are excellent as we meet her parents, boyfriends, work colleagues, agent, film director and ever helpful with advice grandmother. We go through her big break, receiving a call from film director Hasan to star in a horror move, Magi, to be shot in Turkey alongside Steven Baldwin and Michael Madsen and share her exploits on and off set and her reality check return home.
The hour passes by way too quickly as we reach the end of the story having been through numerous emotions but with copious amounts of laughter throughout. Lucie clearly puts a great deal of work into her shows and her performance is so good you could almost believe every word of it.
Reviewed by Sharon
Gilded Balloon Turret
17.30 to 18.30
Until 29th August