Liz McMullen is originally from Canada and moved to London to study Shakespeare at LAMDA. As London has much to offer, Liz stayed and pursued improv, voice over and film as well as theatre. Liz’s career highlights include Western feature film Never Grow Old starring John Cusack (she got to ride in a wagon!!), voice over work for MTV, and a children’s app-playing six cartoon characters, and of course her one woman show Stupid Cupid!
Stupid Cupid is coming to Underbelly- Bristo Square what can you tell us about it?
Stupid Cupid is a one-woman show all about Love. Cupid has been rigorously training in matters of the heart and she’s finally ready to get her wings! But in the middle of her big exam, she accidentally shoots herself with one of her own arrows, making her fall in love with everyone in the audience. And after the first arrow leaves its mark, Stupid Cupid craves everything from the erotic to exotic — leading her down a path of passionate adventures and new insights on modern love. But with so much l’amour to explore, will Stupid Cupid get her wings before exam time is up?
What’s the one thing about Stupid Cupid that makes it different from all the rest?
Love is universal. We all want it and need it. Stupid Cupid is a unique look at love, allowing the audience to laugh, reminisce and reflect, on what love means to for themselves, while being entertained.
How does it feel to be at Underbelly Bristo Square-Clover?
I am so excited to be at Bristo Square. I have heard great things about the location. Stupid Cupid is a very intimate show and suits a black box space, so when Underbelly made the offer, I couldn’t be happier! It means Cupid can really give the audience what they paid for.
Tell us about the characters you play?
As it’s a one woman show, I play several characters, but the main character, Cupid in Training, is young, naive and idealist at the beginning of the play…like most people are when first venturing out into the world of love. But as the play goes on, she goes on a journey and learns a lot about love and herself.
What do you like most about your character?
I enjoy the roller coaster of her story. It’s all over the map, and sharing that with an audience is unlike any other experience I have had on stage. Since this is my one woman show, it’s closer to my heart as I created it. Stupid Cupid is my love child with theatre and my message to the world. Also, I get to play several characters, so it’s great fun.
How is this character different to other roles you’ve had?
In this role I get to really go on a transformative journey. Plus I get to play sexy characters, I don’t normally get cast in those types of roles. It’s very thrilling!
What’s the best and worst thing about performing at Edinburgh Fringe?
The best thing is getting to perform every day! The worst thing is the cost of putting on a show (very expensive!).
What’s the most challenging thing about performing in Stupid Cupid?
My show has some audience interaction and I need several people, so it’s hard when people are either not into it, or if I have less that ten people in the audience.
Who will Stupid Cupid appeal to the most?
Anyone who loves love…or sex. Or both. Or wants to impress their date. Or just have a good laugh at the blunders of a Cupid who thinks she knows all about love, but discovers there’s a lot she doesn’t know…cue orgasm! Hen parties, couples and women in general seem to be my largest audience at previous festivals. I should mention, even though I think it’s obvious, this show isn’t suitable for children and has a 17+ rating.
Stupid Cupid is at Underbelly Med Quad – Clover from August 1st – 27th (Not 13th)