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AJ Holmes: Yeah, But Not Right Now (Stamptown)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

AJ Holmes brings a dash of Broadway panache to the Fringe in this delightful and humorous musical performance. A slight delay (due to a missing microphone) only builds the expectation in the audience. When the action starts, Holmes gets quickly into his flow, though he seems genuinely surprised by the sell out audience. Whereas he’s most famous for his role in the musical ‘The Book Of Mormon’, here his focus is autobiographical, addressing his family life and his romantic entanglements in a succession of comical songs. Highlights include songs about his mum’s embarrassing Facebook posts and his tendency to oversleep. His audience interactions are charming and the audience participation in the closing number ends this excellent show on an uplifting note.

Underbelly Cowgate, Until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]