“How has she become one of those people who wears yoga pants all day? She used to make fun of those people. With their happiness maps and their gratitude journals and their bags made out of recycled tire treads. But now it seems possible that the truth about getting older is that there are fewer and fewer things to make fun of until finally there is nothing you are sure you will never be.”
Lucy had a list of things she thought she would never be: Monogamous. A mother. A cat lover. A slow-walker. A change-counter. A miser. Someone who listens to chart music. Someone who listens to Vanessa Feltz. A sentimentalist, a nail-biter, a foot-spa owner, a glasses-wearer. Someone who’s been arrested/ dumped/ sacked from their dream job. A meat-eater, a real-ale enthusiast, a caravaner, a luddite, an evangelist, a teacher. One by one, Lucy has crossed each of the imaginary lines she had drawn in the imaginary sand. In this show she works out whether there have been any real consequences.
The big issues covered in Lucy’s latest hour include: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, safe-spaces, transphobia, real-ale vs ginger ale, trivia quizzes (particularly Radio 2’s Pop Master), Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot. In fact, the whole hour is pretty much a love letter to Falconry, Gary Wilmot and Pop Master.
This is a heart-felt and hilarious hour of personal revelation, political observation, and general reflection. Lucy is delighted to be called a ‘veteran’ of the Edinburgh Fringe, she has also been described as a ‘stalwart’ which she loves. This year her ambition is to be classed as a ‘powerhouse,’ ‘expert’ or ‘virtuoso’.