Arts and Culture

Review: Choir of Man

Posted on: Wed 21 Feb 2018

Hi, I’m Julie Cavanagh and I’ve been to see Choir of Man at The Flamingo in Gluttony.

Well, there’re these 9 guys in their local pub – The Jungle it’s called – and they’re having a bit of a get together, as blokes do, singing and playing, dancing, telling stories and having a few laughs.

One is a pretty mean pianist, another tap dances his way across the stage, a guitarist plays a couple of folk tunes and the barman does a version of The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha) that would get him a role on Broadway.

This show is the complete package, well thought out, tightly scripted and professionally presented by a group of extremely talented young men. An appealing set and some smooth changes, with a linking narration by Ben Norris (also appearing in his own solo show) keep the production moving at a fast pace.  There were a couple of hiccups in the lighting, which left performers in shadow for a moment, but apart from that, it was a cracker.

This is the first time this show has been to Australia, but judging from the audience reaction, it won’t be the last – they received a standing ovation, which was well deserved.   If you only see one show this Fringe, I suggest you make it this one.

Choir of Man is part of the Fringe from 20 February – 18 March. Check your Fringe guide for details.

Julie Cavanagh

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