Fabulous Divas of Hollywood

3 stars

***

Alan Palmer, apparently well-known over the pond, gives us his tribute to various female stars from all eras. Unfortunately losing his voice, he plays each character with a nod to Forbidden Broadway – a well-known song with new, clever lyrics, sung to a quiet video backing.

Each character has their own lavish costume which means half the show comes from behind a screen while he is getting changed. This isn’t great from an audience’s point of view although we do get some really interesting anecdotes in the meantime.

There is also something a little disturbing about a grown man dressing up and pretending to be a little girl, I was a little uncomfortable with this. Perhaps the show would work better without the costumes – as Alan Palmer himself, explaining his passion, presenting the same material and singing the characters etc. but not losing the audience behind a screen.

Review by Alan

theSpaces @ Surgeons Hall

5th-13th August, 22:50-23:40

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