Printable CopyTRICKSTER
La Bohème
Until 19 Feb 2017

Review by Brian Godfrey

When the cabaret performer that you have come to see enters wearing nothing but a white face and very tight fitting jocks, you know that you are in for something different – but ‘different’ good or ‘different’ bad? This reviewer puts the show into a category of its own – ‘different – but I have a feeling I’m going to like this’!

Bradley Storer reminds one (of my generation, at least) of a young Reg Livermore (from Reg’s Betty Blokkbuster days). It’s not just the white face, but the tasteless, sometimes offensive, humour that you just can’t help but smile, or embarrassingly snigger, at. Where the similarity ends is that Storer has a better voice than Livermore – and boy, can the kid tap dance!!

The theme of “Trickster” is, basically, that if we’re all going to hell in a handcart, why not make it worth our while. Storer certainly makes it worth his while, collecting his audience along the way and shoving them into his Weimer cabaret styled handcart.

Storer is wonderfully accompanied by his pianist “Insert Accompanist’s Name Here” – so we will. Trevor Jones!

This is dark, macabre, bizarre cabaret performed extremely well

Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)