Late-night comedy, especially starting at 10.30pm may for some be a gamble. Who in their right mind wants to start their evening so late?
Unless you’re out in the town for a big night out. I felt like I had joined the party mid-flow, right in the middle of a roller-skating hippie having the time of his life. 5 minutes before curtain-up I take my seat and I quickly realise curtain-up isn’t on the agenda, and we are all joining in a party that The Great Gatsby may have thrown in his heyday. The party continues with a medley of full-on dance tracks that really get your body-loving, and the crowd is literally going nuts for it.
It seems this is just the warmup, and it definitely does a good job of that.
There is a range of momentary acts sewn into the soirée, but special mention must go to Zach Zucker as the host for the evening. His spontaneous and hilarious pattern is a double-act with the sound technician, who featured just as I think I may have done as a reviewer (played by an actor I assume) turning up with my little black book and pen.
The timing of the sound effects and the brilliant material was like being at the best house party with all your pals and everyone is howling with laughter. The whole evening was unconventional, so I find it jarring to describe it as a simple cabaret because it’s not. The audience was of mixed ages, and it’s hard to say if there’s an age limit to this show. I think for anyone who goes out on the town partying, this is the perfect episode for an evening of fun and laughs. To perform to this level every night takes a big commitment from my personal experience as a performer. And I take my hat off to the whole troupe of talented entertainers.
I wouldn’t take my grandma, but I would take all my friends. Everyone is having a great time in the Soho Theatre. This show is absolutely bonkers. I can only describe it as Archaos meets Cirque De Soleil after a few glasses of fizz.