"Missy D is Truly Delovely!"
by Jill Lawrie for remotegoat on 06/05/08

Lights of London Productions performed at the Joogleberry Playhouse as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. This is a lovely little intimate playhouse set in the cellars, each table lit with a single candle creating a perfect atmosphere for this musical comedy cabaret. Drinks are also available from the integral bar.

Darrie Gardner is a very talented entertainer, comedienne, actress and singer. She has a wonderfully rich voice and a great gift for portraying various characters through storytelling and song. She debuted at the Edinburgh Festival last year and hopefully we shall be seeing a lot more of her in the future.

Her one woman show is a collection of emotions all relating to 'love' one way or another and under the collective persona of Missy D. Using a small collection of props, mostly on stage, she transforms herself into colourful characters using over a dozen well known songs, including a powerful 'Leader of the Pack' and an excellent rendition of Judy Garlands's 'The Man That Got Away'. Included in her repertoire are Eve (Eastenders style), a teenager (epitomised by Catherine Tate), the office party wallflower, and a priceless old woman who comes off the stage and interacts with the audience.

All in all this is a very entertaining hour and it was disappointing that so few people attended.

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