Live at Zedel, London
Guest reviewer: Nicola Louise
When I stepped into the theatre bar, I honestly didn’t know what to expect, I was guided to my seat and received table service straight away – so far so good. I am, of course, talking about Live at Zedel where I was lucky enough to enjoy the Clementine Show… think Barbie on Broadway.
The night consisted of Clementine the living doll, her dresser, Bobby Pin (Mark Esaias), Yvette the Usher (Ruth Calkin) and a range of puppets. The cast worked well together, bringing comedy, puppetry and Broadway together under one roof. There were special appearances from Ricky the Rooster, who gets a bit flirty with the front row! I should know, I was in the firing zone.
Clementine was great at the over dramatisation of songs she was ‘singing’ too, the over the top performance added to the charm of the whole thing. During the show, Bobby and Yvette got the chance to do their thing as well. This show loves and thrives on audience participation that works wonderfully well.
The cast and crew for this show did an amazing job in such a small room, in a short space of time. It’s a perfect show to take in before a night out, it’s upbeat, fun and funny, I left the theatre singing and feeling uplifted.
I highly recommend this show, grab some dinner first at Brasserie Zedel then head on through the foyer into the bar for the cabaret show you won’t regret seeing.