Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any Younger

Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any YoungerJudith Lucy has been a comedian now for twenty years and it’s easy to see why she has been popular for so long. Her exquisitely dry irony has been her trade mark for as long as I can remember and there’s plenty of it in her one woman show at the Forum.

Judith Lucy’s
not getting any younger. She’s forty. She’s a generation X-er. She’s feeling the pinch of not being twenty-something anymore and she’s perplexed by the differences between her generation and those who are now enjoying their twenties, generation Y.

Lucy turns her biting wit more often than not on herself although a handful of celebrities also receive her scathing appraisal, and watch out if you walk in to the venue late, or leave halfway to go to the loo! No-one is safe.

Her performance is polished and tight. It runs like a terribly droll conversation that flows seamlessly from one topic to another. Her ad-libbing is wonderfully witty and super quick, occasionally engaging the odd audience member, with hilarious results. One young woman who was singled out admitted she didn’t know who Judith Lucy was. Several other audience members also unwittingly found themselves part of proceedings, resulting in some of the funniest moments of the show.

The show went just a little too long in my opinion and sometimes lost some of its power to engage, but don’t let that stop you from going to see her. The audience was in fits of laughter from start to finish and Lucy is, without a doubt, a consummate performer and a very funny woman.

A Token Event
Judith Lucy's Not Getting Any Younger

Venue: Forum Theatre - Upstairs | Cnr Flinders & Russell Sts, Melbourne
Dates: 2 - 26 April
Times: Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6.30pm
Duration: 75 minutes
Tickets: Full $34.90, Concession $29.90 | All Tix Sat $34.90
Bookings: Ticketek 132 849 | at the door

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