Monday 21 August 1995
Hill Street Theatre (venue 41), 19 Hill St (0131-226 6522) 10.05pm; to 2 Sept (not 22, 31 Aug)
The title suggests another of the living-doll shows in vogue on this year's Fringe, but Lala Scott's piece is far removed from that territory. Imagine Judy Garland as a Scouser on the dole, sharing a London flat with Doris Day, who's trying to score down the local club with Fred Astaire. It could be a disaster - Scott doesn't look or sound particularly like Garland, after all. However, she possesses both a keen sense of the ludicrous and the discipline and commitment not to overplay it; it comes as a shock after a while to realise that you have actually suspended your disbelief. This Judy may be a royal pain with her compulsion to keep breaking into song on the most tenuous cue, but she remains warmly human and oddly touching. We're definitely not in Kansas any more.
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