Judith says her best shows come after times of turmoil; I think she was a teensy bit too happy this time. I mean sure she was funny and even outrageous but just too darn happy to be convincingly angst-ridden. One of her previous shows some years ago was after she had broken up with a bloke, and yep that was hilarious. I loved that the audience was made up of young and old, (a few) hipsters, trendy young things, menopausal women, and a whole gamut of middle-class punters. I love the way she slings out the word "vagina" without cringeing; the way she tells us about taking HRT - "cos I was going crazy"; the Brazilian she had for her tv show, and that she just couldn't help herself but really like Julie Bishop as a woman.
|inside the Powerhouse theatre; my fave venue in Brisbane|
|sadly no encores|
|gritty, ruggedly sexy Powerhouse facade:)|
|well, it was dark with no lights hence the ghastly photo|
|some of the trendy young things|
We had a ball listening to Judith skewer herself and the audience (I could hear the ladies behind us saying how they never bought tickets up the front in case she picked on them). I feel like she and I are just that little bit closer as I now know about her vaginal problems, hot flushes, and noisy sex life. So yes I love (Judith) Lucy; perhaps like Judith and Julie Bishop, I just can't help liking her as a woman.
And just for your delectation, here is a recipe from Jamie Oliver for espresso martini:
50 mls vodka
35 mls coffee liqueur
25 mls cold espresso
(some recipes say to add 30 mls of sugar syrup)
Shake madly together and drink (then tell dirty stories about the raunchy photos you have received on your phone).
(I paid for this ticket myself cos I just love Judith).