This clever infusion of comedy and burlesque
from Dexys’ former piano man Pete Saunders proved to be a treat. Initially only
opening with Saunders, this left the audience confused as to when the burlesque
half of the
Main mistress Lady Beau-Peep was the undeniable star of the show
Main mistress Lady Beau-Peep was the undeniable star of the show. In spite of Saunders’ impressive lyrics and faultless piano playing, the Lady’s provocative interactions with the audience were what truly made for an all-inclusive atmosphere. Her preying on bashful audience members never caused offence, mainly due to her ability to make herself look more ridiculous than each of her victims, diverting them from their own embarrassment.
However, there were times when the show seemed over rehearsed and occasional, unintended asides to one another prevented it from being as slick as it could have been. In addition, the abruptness with which the performance ended shattered the performers’ spell.
With Saunders quipping early on that he wanted to make it a show explaining his miserable existence, his decision to include humorously depressing songs alongside uplifting burlesque resulted in the much enjoyment throughout. If you’re looking for a great combination of music and laughs, this fifty-minute show of feistiness and fun is a sure-fire way to get it.