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Elizabethan (David William Hughes)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

When you attend ‘Elizabethan’ you will hear the word “dildo” sung with baroque ornamentation, as genuine smutty Elizabethan songs are woven into this one man comedy about love, sex and death. David William Hughes dresses up with aplomb, plays the lute and sings in a decent counter tenor voice whilst telling the story of how our 400 year old hero met women, fell in love and died, both metaphorically and literally. Music fans will enjoy John Dowland’s ‘Flow My Tears’ and the tavern songs, others may giggle at the daft props and audience participation. It’s a fun show with enough silly jokes unconnected to sex to entertain a wide range of people. Or you may just like the smut.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]