If you find yourself anywhere in the vicinity of Reuben Kaye when he is performing, run. Run fast and don’t look back. If you make eye contact and the divine devil that is Kaye himself engages you with a sinister smirk, a heavily eyelashed wink and a seductive smile, you are lost to us all. His façade is an expressive cross between Liza Minnelli & Jack Nicholson and it’s been the end of many a man.
It’s time to put a German back in charge – not as an homage to Hitler, but someone who is camp as Christmas, bursting with energy and quick wit. Someone who can do the splits, play piano & accordion and whip up a crowd into a fabulous frenzy – I bet Hitler couldn’t do all that. It’s Hans’ turn – Mein Camp is his cabaret guidebook version, his manifesto. We’d vote for him.
Guest Review by Isabelle Fernandez.
Part of Camden Fringe, Pageant is the light hearted, saccharine, glittery music depiction of the Miss Glamouresse beauty pageant, with all of the contestants having a little more to offer than your usual beauty queen. The premise is a straight-forward one – six contestants compete for the coveted title of Miss Glamouresse, all played by men and the judges being selected from the audience – this is no ordinary musical.