Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Theatre (performance art, music)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
  • 20:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Soho Theatre, Johnson & Mackay and United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Following her genre-defying smash-hit, Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick is back to crawl through the annals of history in this enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose. Joined by friends with benefits, Samir Kennedy and Rhys Hollis, Lucy is back with her trademark concoction of dance, song, absurdist art and minor breakdowns. 'Joyously depraved' ***** (Time Out). 'Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyoncé, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast' **** (Scotsman). Commissioned by The Marlborough, ACCA and Soho Theatre with support from Outburst. Funded by Arts Council England.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in cobbled courtyard on far right. Wheelchair and level access via locked door at rear of venue - speak to staff or Box Office 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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Nicola 120 days ago

Not one to take your mum to. But I personally loved it.

paul miles 122 days ago

Amazing.....incredibly nothing you have seen before and by far the best show I've seen at the fringe.....make sure you don't leave early and miss the end.

Paul Harwood 123 days ago

I have never seen anything so outrageous in my life. I can't wait for next year.

Joseph Venable 123 days ago

I'm busy urging all my friends not to believe the hype on this one - it really is quite bad. McCormick is obviously talented but the whole thing seems lazy and hurried. The use of pop songs feels unoriginal and cheap, and the closing joke on the word "Hero" is painfully poor. Go see someone less-hyped and better and who needs the ticket sales.

Kate Gaul 124 days ago

A genre-defying triple-threat – this woman is scary! Trashy, yes but this is a singalong search for a hero is a sabre-toothed comedy about women’s place in the limelight. Oh, and she has 2 Broadway Boys to help her out. Big talent. 3 ½ Remnants of Cheese and several tequila shots

Alfonso 125 days ago

A remarkable show. I lead a quiet life with my mother on the coast of Spain, and this wonderful hour of entertainment blew my mind. 5 stars (plus one extra star for Samir and Rhys ;)). I now want to see as much performance art as possible, and plan to telephone Lois Keidan at the Live Art Development Agency for suggestions. Thank you Lucy McCormick.

Alistair 126 days ago

Trashy - fine; a bit gross - fine. But it wasn't funny, nor smart, nor insightful, nor sexy nor erotic, nor original. The audience participation was trivial, and seemed to be just to fill in time.

Some people walked out, but interestingly not at any of the slightly gross bits - I guess they were just bored. Other audience members appeared to think that it was all funny, whooping wildly. She threw a sweet at the audience - hilarious! She crowd surfed - hysterical! She crushed an apple on the stage - side splitting!

It's disappointing that another reviewer thought that this was an example of British humour - it wasn't. I wouldn't recommend it!

Michael Paulson 127 days ago

Always fascinated when I come to the Fringe from the States as to what get 'stars', as they are called at the Festival. Zero content. Relied on sensationalism. Claiming to manipulate the audience this performer offered no value to the 'shero' she was hoping to find in this piece. As show that supports the idea that humor and content is still a bit behind here across the pond.

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

Boring is not an adjective that one should associate with a show that features nudity, snogging, rimming, squirted ketchup, high-octane dance and mistreated chocolates. Unfortunately Lucy McCormick’s latest is quite unengaging for something trying hard to be shocking.  The premise is not the most original: McCormick is looking for fem-spiration,...

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 111 days ago

Not all that sure how to describe this show except "go, be brave and go NOW!"

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The Independent (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

In 2016, in her show Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick debuted a grotesquely egotistical stage persona who turned the New Testament into a sexually explicit, staggeringly tasteless pop pageant. The same character is back in Post Popular – and has been on the search for “strong female role models” for her...

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

If you missed Lucy McCormick's previous Fringe offering, Triple Threat, it's not easy to define her style. It's a dash of one-woman art installation, a little stand-up, some singing and a lot of dance, but somehow that doesn't really go very far towards explaining the madness that lies within.The concept...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

Ohhhhh this show is abhorrent. It's expertly deployed obscenity with a smattering of absolute indecency. It's excellent. Lucy McCormick is back with Post Popular, once again inflicting her twisted brilliance on Edinburgh, following her last hit Triple Threat in 2016. I don't think I'm spoiling too much in saying that...

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Khris Hallett (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

There is no one quite as daring on the scene right now. There will be no other show on the fringe quite like it. Not for the faint of heart but for everyone else a hearty recommendation.

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The Scotsman (5/5 stars) 119 days ago

"I do historical reenactments,” Lucy McCormick offers at the top of her new show. ...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

Ohhhhh this show is abhorrent. It's expertly deployed obscenity with a smattering of absolute indecency.

It's excellent.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 122 days ago

Wild, bold, unpredictable and filthy (in all senses of the word) – Lucy McCormick’s show lets you know what you’re in for extremely quickly. Searching for the female heroes of history through dance, song and the occasional breakdown, McCormick throws herself into her role with hedonistic verve and astonishing physicality...

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Time Out (3/5 stars) 124 days ago

Lucy McCormick’s first solo show ‘Triple Threat’ was one of the clear highlights of the 2016 Fringe, a hilarious and genuinely shocking attack on the very notion of good taste. It cast McCormick as a monstrously egotistical version of herself, who had crafted a sexually explicit recreation of the New...

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Exeunt 125 days ago

“If you don’t know me,” Lucy McCormick murmurs into a microphone, mouth curling into a droll smirk, “I deal mainly in historical re-enactments.” What can you expect from a Lucy McCormick show? Nothing. Jesus Christ. You can’t go in expecting anything, you fool. She won’t just whip the rug out...

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The List (4/5 stars) 125 days ago

Musical mess from the queen of performance art...

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FringeReview 126 days ago

There are things in here to like. The section on Eve is well measured and works very well. As it is at the start, we get a real high line to begin. The ending of this section which includes “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” is inspired. The...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

Utterly indelicate and completely unpredictable, Post Popular is a wild ride. Lucy McCormick’s ludicrous performance-lecture-slash-cabaret-slash-rage-room is built with so many layers of irony and piss-take that its core would be rotten by the time you dug down to it. If only more history lessons were like this. McCormick’s work stems...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 128 days ago

In 2016 Lucy McCormick left audiences stunned with her bold performance, Triple Threat. In 2019 she is back with a new show and is continuing the theme of reenacting important moments in history in her own unique and transgressive way. In Post Popular McCormick looks to the past in order to find...

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