Placebo review by George Dixon

***.5 Stars

Opening night of Lucy Fox (Travelling Sisters) one-person show “Placebo.” Was a real treat, It’s a fresh, clean, honest engagement, which was quite entertaining, and very funny in parts. Completely written and performed by Fox;  highlights the versatility and adaptability of this fine talent.

Fox owns the stage and captivates her audience as she takes you upon her true life’s journey.

Her facial expressions and quirky side comments not only bring animation and laughter but provides the much-needed interaction between the artist and the audience.

Fox presents as a natural storyteller, who at times becomes immersed within her own story; this provides for a refreshing and entertaining performance.

The storyline is very relatable, as she unpacks the emotional and reflective aspects of each encounter.

Through the use of very cleverly written lyrics, Fox is able to expand each chapter in response to the audience reactions, while maintaining the rhythm of her journey.

Songs about breaking up; with another about getting back again with the same guy display great insight.

Placebo is an enjoyable showcase of truism and emotional bravery with no despondency about putting oneself out there.

PLACEBO

Is playing at the Fringe Hub – Trades Hall, Old Council Chambers

Cnr Lygon & Victoria St, Carlton.

DATES: 21-29th Sept (no Mondays)

TIMES: 7.45pm (6.45pm Sundays)

TO BOOK TICKETS visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

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