The crowd is lively, laughing and waiting expectantly for the venue to open. It’s a clear sign of things to come as a mix of loyal and new fans alike gather in The Bijou awaiting the arrival of Miss Hope Springs.
Darkly comic numbers that would give Tim Minchin a run for his money
Miss Springs does not disappoint. Sequin-clad and armed with a wealth of one-liners and enchanting rapport; Miss Springs brings the art of cabaret to life. With a range of songs and vocal stylings, we are treated to a mix of warmth and tongue in cheek humour with a dark twist. A natural storyteller and impeccable performer, it’s a pleasure to see Miss Springs in full swing.
With a whirlwind of songs such as ‘Girl in a Million’ and ‘A Seedy Little Nightclub in Pigale’, it’s evident that there is a surplus of songwriting talent. From snippets of Rogers and Hammerstein stylings to darkly comic numbers that would give Tim Minchin a run for his money; Miss Springs sings with control and class. The songs, whilst in keeping with classical cabaret, offer something new and with that, a new wave of Fringe goers to be converted to cabaret. The hour passes quickly as we are lead from story to song and cleverly crafted jokes with ease. A delightfully funny journey from Vegas to Paris with a trailer park in Dungeness thrown in.
The days of crass jokes and cliche cabaret are over. Miss Hope Springs serves up a delicate blend of warmth and captivating crowd work, which so many fail to achieve. A wonderful flavour of Hollywood charm that transports you to a time of Crosby, crooners and candid cabaret. This show is perfectly pitched for lovers of cabaret and those looking for something a little different.
Miss Springs is in full bloom and is not to be missed.