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EDINBURGH 2014- BWW Reviews: OVERLOOKED, Cowgatehead, August 1 2014


We are greeted at the doorway by the stage manager for the show who informs us that the performer Lizzy Mace isn't actually very good at all and the show probably won't be too busy.

The stage manager is of course Mace, in one of her characters who she deems to be "Overlooked". This is a character comedy which celebrates the ignored and forgotten and the stage manager is just the beginning.

We hear from the writing partner of Emily Bronte, the fourth bear in the Goldilocks story and a kumquat who longs to be used in a fruit salad.

A one-woman character comedy isn't an easy feat but Lizzy Mace is a confident and engaging performer. Her range of accents is impressive and costume changes are far from seamless- but that's part of the charm. There are a lot of laughs to be had, even at her abysmal fruit related puns. Well, especially at her abysmal fruit related puns.

Overlooked is a great way to spend an hour and manages to be both totally endearing and utterly bonkers.

Overlooked is part of the freestival and runs at Cowgatehead until August 25th (not Tuesdays)

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