Lucie Pohl – Apohlcalypse Now! (Dixon Talent / APA)
By Nina Keen | Published on Monday 15 August 2016
‘Apohlcalypse Now!’ takes the audience through the past year or so of Lucie Pohl’s life. Unfortunately, Pohl seems to have forgotten to add any jokes. I spent the whole hour genuinely confused as to which part she thought was funny, as she overly theatrically delivered a story that wasn’t even particularly dramatic. It was punctuated with impressions, mainly of her family members and friends of varying nationalities, the former presumably hilarious if you know them, the latter really pretty culturally insensitive. Her tale frequently sounded entirely implausible, her characters were more like caricatures and her delivery was off-putting, Pohl’s story mainly left me feeling literally nothing. Unfortunately, I didn’t laugh once.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Nina Keen]