Monday 6 August 2012 | By Rachel Campbell
ED2012 Cabaret Review: Blues And Burlesque (B ‘n’ B Group / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
I’m glad that I am not shy nor easily scared. From the start of the show it was obvious that audience participation was a key element and, while it was funny in an old-fashioned slapstick way, it did prove uncomfortable at times. ‘Blues And Burlesque’ features an on-stage keyboard player providing the blues and two beautiful ladies providing the burlesque. The singing, teamed with ballet and tap, was well thought out and well executed, and the whole audience was pleasantly surprised when the keyboard player put a jazzy edge on Nirvana’s classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, but with no real storyline the show felt a tad random and lacked purpose. This show is good, but definitely not for the faint hearted.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 3-17 Aug, 2.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Rachel Campbell]