From my email inbox, an important message from the eternally lovely Lizzie:
After apPhenomenally successful run at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival I’m taking my show "Lizzie Roper Through My Keyhole" for one night only to The Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1
Come and see what all the fuss was about!
Friday 26th September at 8pm £8/£6
020 7478 0100 (24 hrs)
020 7478 0151
If you’ve already seen it, come and see it again!
or tell your friends… go on forward this email now
but what ever you do book now, tickets are limited and selling fast!
Lizzie Roper works wonders in her solo show. Here’s a comic who can turn in excellent character work her old woman with a zimmer frame is possibly the best of a remarkably varied bunch. In stark contrast theres Ropers feistiness when shes in stand up mode, a cheery sexual predator with a lustful, life affirming message for us all.
Malcolm Hay Time Out
LIZZIE ROPER is very funny. Shes also very talented. On top of that shes a bag of energy
Throughout this often hysterical, sophisticated, too-short show, Roper introduces the audience to her take on the Bermuda triangle, Marty Feldman and – a big crowd-pleaser, this – Sindy doll clothes
Lizzie Roper, has the knack of bringing out the naughtiness in people
Youll never forgive yourself if you dont see her here, because a lot of this show wont make it to the telly, which is where shell be next if theres any justice.
MARTIN LENON Edinburgh Evening News 5th August [four stars]
Lizzie Roper is a filthy, mouthy, extravagant flirt; and if she doesn’t land a saucy sexpot role in the new Carry On revival, it’ll be a travesty
Unabashedly frank, often dirty, and always entertaining, it’s a rollercoaster ride, powered by Roper’s inexhaustible energy
Who is she? An unexpected hidden highlight of the festival, that’s who.
Steve Bennett Chortle.co.uk 9th August [four stars]
A woman with a fetish for being loud and distracting will take you on a journey exploring all areas of female sexuality from puberty to post-menopause, with great character acting in between. 35 and still an over grown teenager, Lizzie Roper is desperate and, will throw herself at almost any man in the audience. Embarrassing but funny, in a cute kind of way. Her show was filthy, her humour crude, and her over-the-top portrayal of a sex mad minx was witty, octane fuelled and close to genius.
SK Three Weeks [four stars]
Lizzie Roper bursts on the stage like a crazy woman, screwing up her face and making a lunge for a 20-year-old man in the front row. Her mad girl persona if it is indeed just a persona is as frightening as it is compelling. You could imagine her doing almost anything, whether or not it was likely to get a laugh. She is tremendously emotive, contorting her facial features into the ugliest conceivable shapes. The members of audience once they had got used to being bellowed at loved it…Roper has found something really good here. She is a comedienne who is not afraid to reveal the negative side of her gender, portraying women in a manner few would find flattering.