Loretta Maine – Bipolar

4 Star


Edinburgh Fringe is honoured one again to have the presence of Loretta Maine gracing it with her presence following a year of trawling the comedy fleshpots of the UK and has brought with her a whole new hour of her songs and humour together with a backing band.

Hard drinkin’, coarse spoken Loretta hits the stage with the opening number ‘Bipolar’, grabs the audience by the scruff of the neck and doesn’t drop ‘em for the rest of the hour.

A number of songs follow, ‘White Wine Witch’ was one that particularly grabbed me but all had their merits, were interspersed with links and boozing stories from our star. She even ventured into the audience on a number of occasions prancing an dancing in the aisle getting to know some of her fans.

What came across to me was the quality of the characterisation she demonstrated together with a really funny and clever selection of songs, and she is quite a musician too.

She is selling plenty of tickets so be quick or you’ll miss out.

Reviewed by Geoff

Just The Tonic at The Caves

2-26 August (not 14)

18-00 to 19-00

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