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JoJo Bellini’s Kitchen Cabaret (JoJo Bellini)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2016

JoJo Bellini Ed2016

Watching a woman cook you soup, whilst she sings the hits of Tom Jones, is a typically Fringe way to spend your lunch hour. Despite vocal problems during her afternoon performance (alleviated with a large glass of white), Bellini’s musical love for all things Welsh is bawdily punctuated with her culinary props – a steaming pot in place of dry ice, a violently chopped percussive leek. Her voice alone is not strong enough to carry the show but, combined with her chef skills, it rouses the audience to the share in that simple joy of singing along to the radio whilst making dinner. This kitchen karaoke is not pitch perfect, but Bellini is a jolly host and her Welsh cakes are to die for.

The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Francesca Peschier]