Press quotes for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Pippa Evans is the powerhouse of this offering…She excels in adapting to any singing style demanded and drives the action forward with smart, funny decisions.
The great delight is to see such an ingenious and talented team throw everything at a show that must, by its very nature, vanish. Brilliant. ★★★★
A tremendously good time…absolutely magical. ★★★★
A success story that could run and run and never repeat itself. ★★★★
Press quotes for solo work
A slick, well-packaged one-woman variety show – not to ignore the two musicians who back her – of songs, sketches and stories.
She has mastered the art of crowd work…Evans brings unsheathed joy to a room
She is a highly talented improviser.
There’s a wonderfully anarchic feel to this show…mostly due to Evans’s unbridled energy; you’ll be grinning for the rest of the day.
Her capacity for accents is astonishing.
You will fall in love with Evans within the first 5 minutes.
Her songs, ranging from an intense cover of Sex Bomb to originals, are not only well performed and extremely catchy but will have you in sustained laughter throughout. Evans’ ability to interact with her audience, come up with lyrics and make them funny is flawless.
Force of nature that is disturbed diva Loretta Maine…full of energy…unafraid and unpredictable.
A delightful deconstruction of the ludicrousness of the pop world.
Delightfully deranged songs.
Comic talent and musical genius…catchy tunes, brilliant lyrics and gleeful cynicism.
Edinburgh Evening News
A fantastic wreck of a human being and a great comedy conception.
Loretta Maine delivers musical character comedy of a high order.
A highly talented performer with a razor-sharp tongue…Maine is everything Lindsay Lohan wishes she could be.
Ed Fest Mag
Mean, mouthy and magnificent.
The story is entirely believable, the songs are great and the laugh quotient is high in a cracking show.
The Arts Desk
Her musical ability – guitar, banjo and voice especially – is exceptional
She shines through in her confident rapport with the audience and witty ad libs.
Engaging, full of insidious warmth, delectable mal mots and great songs.
The Independent on Sunday
A tight set of wicked lyrical rhymes laced with self loathing.
Evans uses the alter ego to supply amusingly barbed remarks on the music industry and neurotic young womanhood.
Compelling to watch.
Like Dolly Parton seen through the lens of Mike Leigh….she performs brilliantly observed songs about love, loss and violent revenge.
A gifted comic actress with a skill for contriving memorably gruesome characters.