Lucy and Friends

Theatre (cabaret, comedy)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Forth
  • 17:20
  • Aug 23
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Soho Theatre, John Mackay and United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: This perfrmance will contain haze, loud noises, strobe lighting, strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Lucy McCormick is back with her most ambitious medium-concept catastrophic show yet. Join Lucy as she unveils her ensemble cabaret tent spectacular… Unfortunately, she has no friends, no money, and no tent. Still, there’ll be pole dancing, variety acts, strip routines and some quick reworking of social policy. In a despairing world, lonely Lucy creates community, connection, and conversation the only way she knows how.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Charlotte 107 days ago

I watched this show over a week ago and I'm still coming to terms with what I experienced.

One of the best / worst things I've ever seen.

Loved it. BRAVO LUCY

BSTSG 107 days ago

Funny! Different! Weird! VERY Fringe. You'll laugh! You'll gasp! You won't know what you're missing unless you go!

Matthew Saunders 108 days ago

Lucy is a force of nature. Buy a ticket and be her friend.

Michael C 108 days ago

Lucy McCormick is a talented performer: she's able to build a great rapport with the audience, can project vulnerable and charming personas and is a natural at physical comedy.

The premise of this show is that Lucy was let down by Arts Council funding and the "friends" that she was depending on to create this show were unavailable. One of these friends seems to have been a writer. The show careers chaotically between set pieces that seem underdeveloped or primarily included to shock the audience. Given that there are plenty of online reviews for the show, the shock value is lessened as most of the audience will have an idea of what to expect. Even so, it's difficult to tell whether laughs that follow collective gasps of breath from the audience are generated out of embarrassment or to prove the audience members are trying to be coolly unshockable rather than from the material itself.

Great performer, underserved by the material - possibly an additional reason aside from the obvious why the reviews are so polarised. That said, there are some incongruously moving and thought provoking moments, particularly around the audience's relationship with the performer.

Rather than tomato ketchup/puree, maybe Lucy should use Marmite instead?

tim fagan 110 days ago

We absolutely loved this show. It felt like we were being punched in the face while being simultaneously tickled with wet kippers. I couldn't stop laughing, crying, and hiding behind my hands. Lucy McCormick is a genius and this is, hands down, the must see show at the fringe.

Debbie 112 days ago

One of the best shows we saw this year - so original and unexpected. Hugely entertaining, brazen but vulnerable, ridiculous but full of meaning. Messy in all the good ways. Can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Grace 116 days ago

One of the best things I've ever seen. I would have walked straight back in to see it again after it ended if I could. My personal Fringe highlight, will be recommending it to all my friends.

Davide 117 days ago

One of the most disgusting and incredible hours of my life.
I would go see it everyday if I could.

Paul W 117 days ago

A show which will definitely polarise, we absolutely loved it.
Lucy never fails to surprise and I would recommend this as long as you are not easily shocked

Brian P 118 days ago

Raw, edgy, anarchic, comedy!

Not for the easily offended.

Go and see it, but don’t take your mum.

Lucy T 118 days ago

Puerile and contrived - tries too hard to shock as a substitute for talent & quality content. Subversive and anarchic productions are always welcome, but this is neither funny nor clever; it’s soulless and neither entertains nor educates. Save your money.

Alison Cuthbert 118 days ago

Crass, crude and lacking in intelligent content. A show to avoid

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 105 days ago

This is a force of nature on stage and hours later I am still grinning.

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The Skinny (5/5 stars) 105 days ago

All hail the queen of alt gay cabaret – shameless, unhinged, and quite brilliant.

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The Recs (5/5 stars) 106 days ago

it’s uncompromising, surreal, chaotic, touching and deeply, deeply hilarious

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Lost in Theatreland (5/5 stars) 110 days ago

It’s a spellbindingly original maelstrom of laughter and emotions that turns itself inside out and lays everything bare.

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Kris Hallett - Life as Theatre (4/5 stars) 111 days ago

Continues to push the boundaries of what can be shown on stage.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Lucy & Friends is a chaotic work of art – go on, feel liberated and see the show!

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