One of the joys of the Fringe is the thrill of being taken to new worlds. Bygone Error’s Music Hall extravaganza at the SA Folk Centre could not be further from the pirates and fruitcakes at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, in content and crowd as well as locale.
Paul and Christian Reynolds know how to turn on a show, to get a crowd going 19th century style with good songs and guests, alliterations and innuendo, all at ‘enormous expense.’ Their patter is machine gun like in its delivery, they are consummate performers and the blend of young and old works a treat.
Their stars were also skilled at their trade, which all made for a rousing night of sing-a-long fun with Miss Ruby Fox the stand out. Young performers and those looking to ply a trade in burlesque can do much worse than coming along and observing how professionals do it. Older folk will revel in the much loved and at times bawdy ballads and younger patrons will richly benefit from being immersed in quality cabaret that is local and true to its roots. Oh, they also provide you with song sheets (and the chance to buy cake) so no one will feel at a loss.
We rated it 4Ks last year and see no reason to do differently this year, though some may question why not something a bit higher. Well damn it, we will go higher.
Kryztoff Rating 4.5K
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