The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2019 – Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels, 22nd August 2019

Lolly Jones I Believe in MerkelsNext up is someone we saw for the first time last year and can’t wait to see her again, and that’s Lolly Jones: I Believe in Merkels at Assembly Roxy – Downstairs at 20:00 on Thursday 22nd. Here’s what the blurb has to say: “EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this ‘razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy’ (EdFestMag.com). In a bawdy display of razzmatazz, Merkel, May and friends rip it up and lip-sync for the leadership. Also featuring Lolly (BBC Three, ITV, and Comedy Central) as Marine Le Pen, Nicola Sturgeon and probably her mum (if she agrees to it). ‘This provocative political satire is astounding’ **** (List). ‘Niche burlesque at its best’ **** (WeeReview.com). ‘Bizarrely euphoric… guaranteed to leave you wanting more’ **** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Had the audience in hysterics’ **** (FunnyWomen.com).”

Whilst Jan Ravens may give the perfect vocal impression of Theresa May, Lolly Jones gives us a truly hilarious physical caricature – as she presumably will for Angela Merkel and many others. This is going to be hugely enjoyable. Check back around 9.15 pm to see how much fun it really was. By then the next preview blog should be available to read too.

Huge fun as always… if you’ve seen Ms Jones before you know exactly what to expect; if she’s new to you, you’ll probably enjoy it just a bit more, because there wasn’t anything *that* new in this show. Very enjoyable nonetheless!

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