Friday 31 August 2012 | By Katie Cunningham
ED2012 Children’s Show Review: The Very Scariesome Lollipop Lady (Martha McBrier / PBH’s Free Fringe)
Simple, to the point and very well done, this story is told with enthusiasm, conviction, and great timing. A group of kids meet a new lollipop lady, and she terrifies them, so they look for a way to deal with her. Like the presentation, it’s simple, but engaging. There are two messages: to be open minded towards people and to pay attention to road safety. Of course, it all really comes down to the wonderful performance of Fringe newcomer Martha McBrier; warm, funny and endlessly kind to the children in the audience, she was a wonderful presence on stage and even gave out traffic light coloured lollipops. There was nothing particularly original about this show, but there didn’t need to be.
Ryan’s Cellar Bar, 1-25 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Katherine Cunningham]