ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

Doris Day Can F**k Off (Greg McLaren)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Be aware: Greg McLaren certainly delivers on the one-man opera advertised. Everything is sung, no matter how humdrum the content. There is no particular narrative, either; rather, it’s a collation of results from his social experiment of communicating solely through song for three weeks. For the most part, his tribulations are easy to follow, and his account of his sung life is very absorbing and comic. McLaren is a talented musician, but his mode of delivery – to be likened with tuneless whistling – comes into its own during more composed numbers. Cameos provided by his ‘stolen’ recordings are definite comic highlights, charmingly observing people’s idiosyncrasies. Ultimately, his insistence on song is a touch alienating but also oddly liberating.

Zoo Southside, 8 – 29 Aug, 6.15pm (7.15pm), £7.00 – £9.00, fpp257.
tw rating 3/5