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ED FRINGE REVIEW Lucy Beaumont, Space Mam

★ ★ ★ ★

Credit: Andy Hollingworth

Warm, endearing and nuanced with hints of Caroline Aherne.


2011's So You Think You're Funny finalist Lucy Beaumont has unusually left it five years between her Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated debut and her second show Space Mam. In that time Lucy has had a child and it's modern day womanhood and being a mother which forms the basis of her material.


Used to performing this show to her neighbours in her pub in her garage back home in Hebden Bridge, Lucy begins by singling out audience members who throughout the show will play the part of her neighbours. She tells them their name, their personalities - and for one couple, that they buy all their shoes from a garden centre - as a comedy device that involves the audience it works beautifully.


Lucy is warm, endearing and distinctive with hints of Caroline Aherne. Her nuanced delivery gets big laughs in the room through tales of living in a small village, raising a two-year-old and what the future might hold. She also offers her thoughts to children who love olives which a tad surprising is hard to disagree with.


And much like Caroline Aherne's famous Mrs Merton moment, Debbie McGee is the subject of a spectacular joke about marrying Paul Daniels and her time on Strictly.


With her own TV sitcom on the way for Dave alongside husband Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont is a future star who audiences are likely to invite into their hearts and Space Mam marks Lucy's welcome return to comedy.


Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam runs until 25th August at 5.45pm at the Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs). Book tickets here.

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