Well, hello! And thank you for joining me. My name’s Lizzy. What’s yours? Oh that’s a lovely name. And how have you been?
Enough about you. This site is all about ME! ME, I tell you! I act, I write, I sometimes comede. I’m based in London but love to travel. Starting to sound like a dating profile (not that I read lots of those, you understand…), so I’ll get to the point. I’m about to embark on an exciting adventure combining travel with performing, taking two shows, yes, TWO shows to the Adelaide Fringe in February 2014. Eek! And, most emphatically, Woo!
On this site you can read more about the shows, find out where to get tickets (oh, yes, did I mention, they’re on sale now!) and maybe read a bit more about me if you felt so inclined. If you don’t, here are some links to my online dating profiles… I mean, ahem, links to my upcoming shows:
|ROM COM CON
Have you ever watched a romantic comedy and wondered “Could that actually happen in real life?”
Join Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton as they try talking to coma patients (While You Were Sleeping), standing on street corners (Pretty Woman) and going on dates with guys whose paddling pools they used to play in (Bridget Jones’s Diary) – all in an attempt to find The One.
Do the rom coms hold the key to finding true love? Or are they all just one big con?
Sun-Weds 6pm | 17 Feb – 16 Mar (not 24 Feb or 10 Mar) | The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St, Adelaide 5000
|OVERLOOKED: A ROLL-CALL OF THE SMALL
Fresh from training in improvisation and sketch writing at the legendary Second City in Chicago, Lizzy Mace brings her new one-hour character comedy show to Adelaide Fringe 2014 for its world premiere. Yes, WORLD!
Presenting a series of endearingly awkward characters each learning how to release their inner bigness, Overlooked weaves interlinking narratives into an ultimately uplifting and inspiring hour.
Lizzy’s performances have been described in reviews as “hilarious” (UKtheatre.net), “charming” (The Latest) and “geeky” (Chortle).
8.45pm | 2 Mar – 16 Mar (not 10 Mar) | The Austral, 205 Rundle St, Adelaide 5000
Ok, seeing as you asked so nicely and read all the other stuff, here’s the professional bit:
Lizzy Mace studied at Cambridge and went on to train in acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, since when she has focused on writing and performing comedy. Lizzy’s debut 50-minute solo show Crush was well-received by reviewers and audience alike at the Edinburgh Fringe 2010, with one critic describing it as “a charming presentation into the nature of romantic crushes … one of the more fruitful hours spent in the smaller rooms of the Free Fringe” (Chortle.co.uk). Rom Com Con, the first show written and performed in partnership with Juliette Burton in 2011, became an award-winning 5-star show and has had huge success in the UK at Fringe festivals from 2011-2013 and on a mini-tour of comedy venues across the country in early 2013.
As a comedy actor, following her performance as Mrs Smith in The Bald Prima Donna at the New Players’ Theatre, Lizzy was invited to take part in The Sitcom Trials at Leicester Square Theatre. Her performance as Middie Paradock in A Resounding Tinkle was described as ”hilarious” by uktheatre.net. She has also previously played to sell-out audiences with comedy sketch groups Moulin Exes and Messrs Comedy, and with improvisers The Amazing Spectacles. She regularly reads for the London Comedy Writers and works with immersive comedy performers Gideon Reeling.
Lizzy is now building an impressive list of stand-up gigs for a new comic; since making her debut on the London open-mic circuit in January 2012 she has already performed spots at the Adelaide Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, in Chicago, and on home turf at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes.
In July and August 2013, Lizzy spent 6 weeks studying improvisation and sketch comedy at the legendary Second City Training Center in Chicago, and is now working on a new character-based solo show to tour Fringe festivals in 2014. She and Juliette are excited to be bringing Rom Com Con to Adelaide Fringe in 2014, alongside their own individual solo shows.