Wimbledon Theatre

Billed as "the return of revue - with a contemporary slant", this turned out to be full of raunchy humour, sexy dancing and plenty of songs, which seemed to delight the lively crowd. Unfortunately it was too long - at least 20 minutes could have been lost without adversely affecting the shows quality. Featured prominently was an adagio act called Tuyo and eight diva male dancers, known collectively as After Dark.

But the highlight of the first half was the drag act Lizzy Drip, who came up with a diverting selection of characters, including Dolly Parton and her amazingly mobile bosom and a Mother Superior with two nun 'dolls', as well as Diana Ross and Monserrat Caballe. Quite an act. Dave Lynn provided a more conventional style of drag during the second half, staying in one character and purveying a string of mostly funny Jewish jokes, and numbers ranging from That's Life to Hava Nagila.

Top of the bill, Su Pollard, offered a brief taste of her gormless Peggy from television's Hi-De-Hi!, before reminding us of how good a singer she was in shows like Oh, Mr. Porter. Her current song programme would not be out of place in the most sophisticated cabaret space. As for this show, it had material specially written by renowned comedy specialist Vince Powell, and was staged by Dougie Squires and choreographed by Antony Johns.

John Martland

The Stage
May 2001