Lisa Horner won us over in a concert version of Guys And Dolls as the brassy, desperate-to-be-married Miss Adelaide, wrapping up the production and sticking it down her bra like a winning raffle ticket.
We've seen her lots since then, at the Shaw and in Stratford musicals like Fiddler On The Roof, Gypsy and Wonderful Town.
At this year's Fringe, Horner plays the plum title role in David Hein's autobiographical and intriguingly titled musical My Mother's Lesbian Jewish-Wiccan Wedding, co-written with Irene Carl.
"I'm Claire Goldstein, who leaves her husband and young son to explore her newfound sexuality, and in the process also rediscovers her Judaism," says Horner. "Claire's a character who doesn't need me to add anything to make her attractive to viewers; hers is not so much a coming-out story as one about a woman who falls in love, coincidentally with another woman."
Horner describes the music as lyrical and soft, much of it in a folk style. Played by a live band (a CD will be sold at the show), the tunes give life to witty lyrics.
"Feelings are important here. Claire's a psychotherapist, so when her teenage son wants to borrow money to do laundry, she wants him to talk about how he feels about that request.
"But I guess my favourite song is You Don't Need A Penis."
Till July 12 at Bread & Circus.