Looks like butter wouldn’t melt…
I think it’s fair to say that Lauren Pattison’s Lady Muck was something of a WOW at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. It received numerous five-star notices and became the best reviewed show at The Pleasance, with three extra shows added to its run, which all sold out. It consequently nabbed Pattison the Herald Angel Award, and saw her nominated for Best Newcomer 2017.
The show isn’t just a stream of gags, but rather a carefully constructed piece that is something of a coming of age story regarding the break-up with a boyfriend. She projects something of a happy-go-lucky persona and is incredibly engaging, but she talks, hilariously, about her crippling self doubt. Among the reviewers who fell under her spell was someone from the Telegraph who said: “Because of Pattison’s Geordie roots and indecent subject matter, comparisons will no doubt be made with Sarah Millican. Those comparisons would be unfair, though: whisper it, but Pattison might just turn out to be a whole lot funnier.” Praise indeed. Now go see.
Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck, Sunday 28 January, The Stand, doors 7pm (show 8.30p), £8/£9. thestand.co.uk