La Bohème, Sun 7 Jun
There is plenty to enjoy in Sarah Gousse’s presentation of The Misadventures Of Miss Bouzy Rouge. From the engaging smile and lovely voice, the familiar songs given some fresh life through their selection, use and presentation, her charming narrative and amusing banter, to the one-upmanship between her and Bruce Hancock, who certainly added his own shine to this show with some very tasty piano-work, and a chance to supply some piano solo parts.
But most interesting is the illusion of Sarah transforming herself from the broke, mostly out of work, wannabe to the glamorous Miss Bouzy Rouge, right there in front of our eyes midway through the show, and yet we, the audience, don’t even realise what has transpired until we get a chance to reflect on this (and there isn’t much time to reflect, the narrative, the songs and the fun keep on coming at a rapid pace).
Throughout the show, whether as Sarah, or as Miss Bouzy, there is a great affinity with the audience, plenty of audience participation, from helping her dress selection, volunteers providing the curtains and for Miss Bouzy roaming the crowd. And of course there’s a bit for the Francophiles, some classic French cabaret songs and the quite hilarious murdering of the accent with a thoroughly mispronounced invitation to her audience that you’ll have to see the show to understand – it’s a definite LOL!
The Misadventures Of Miss Bouzy Rouge continues at La Bohème at various times until Sun 14 Jun.
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