ED2013 4/5 Reviews ED2013 Cabaret Reviews

Flamboyant – Like a Flame, But Buoyant (Claire Healy / Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 23 August 2013

Fittingly staged on the top of a double decker bus, this show sees spritely Clara Bell performing hilarious and beautifully written songs revolving around relationships, little things and generally being happy-go-lucky. She instantly engages the audience through her unique bubbly charisma and ingenious lyrics. The show is listed as ‘cabaret’, within which genre one can focus more on creating an eccentric, friendly atmosphere and be judged less on pure comic ability – yet she gets a laugh from almost every line. The title perfectly describes the show’s blend of quirky energy and emotion, and though some of the songs at the end aren’t quite as good as the openers, the momentum is maintained throughout by Bell, who is effortlessly charming and spectacularly entertaining.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug (not 19), 10.00am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Julian Joseph]