Adelaide Cabaret Festival
The Space
Until 11 Jun 2017

Review by Fran Edwards

The information says from Ramsey Street to Abbey Road – and Griffiths takes the audience, with Kylie, on a fabulous journey. I can honestly say that I have never been a Kylie fan, but I have been a Michael Griffiths fan and he gave a great introduction to her music.

From the opening with ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ through to the closing ‘Better The Devil You Know’, Griffiths gave us many facts about Kylie’s rise to fame, sprinkled with humorous anecdotes and interesting facts. He gave us all sides of the songstress from her early years in tv through the Stock Aitken Waterman years to the icon she became.

This is the third collaboration with writer Dean Bryant; they worked together on Griffiths’ previous shows featuring Madonna and Annie Lennox. As an Associate Director, Bryant has worked on some great shows, including gaining a Helpman award for his work on ‘Sweet Charity’ (his debut production).

An amazing band backed Griffiths that he names on stage, but are not listed in the media file. The band coped well with the differing styles and were a definite asset in the pop numbers ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ and ‘Locomotion’.

Seems that Michael Griffiths has another hit on his hands and a great addition to the CabFest lineup.