Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack is a multi-paced, one woman Fast Show for BBC Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery. In these four episodes, she performs an array of comic characters including a fame-hungry celebrity mother and an 80-year-old diva. We find out why the Mona Lisa has been dumped by the Laughing Cavalier, meet a police officer who can't find the right words, hear a street survey that probes too far and Candi Karmel's sister makes an appearance. In addition, posh privately-educated teenagers Daisy and Maisie show prospective parents around their school and Joanna Lumley visits her mother with a Christmas present....
Featuring Lucy Montgomery, Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Waen Shepherd, and Natalie Walter. Produced by Katie Tyrrell. Written by Lucy Montgomery with additional material by Steven Burge, Jon Hunter, and Joe Wilkinson. Music by Philip Pope.
There were some good sketches and some great entertainment from an obviously extremely talented comedienne. Some characters were very good and believable with a great tongue in cheek view of modern life.
What disappointed me was the similarity between characters and sketches. It was, kind of, 'that worked, lets do it again but add this small change'. By the fourth show the characters got a little boring and predictable.
Good, but possibly better if you leave a week in between listening to each show.