Songs for Cynics (3.5*)

2013-08-09 Fringe 0012Ian’s 3.5* Review:

We saw Sarah-Louise Young briefly at a BBC event a couple of nights ago, and enjoyed her voice.  She was plugging her main show “Julie Madly Deeply” about Julie Andrews which didn’t really sound like my thing, but also mentioned she was doing a show of original funny songs, “Songs for Cynics”, so we thought we’d give it a go.

The format is simple – a piano and a songstress with a selection of songs that succeed in amusing in a fairly gentle way.  The possible exception is the song about babies that tickled me rather, which probably makes me a bad person…

An entertaining hour at the Counting House as part of the PBH Free Fringe.

Ruth’s 3.5* Review:

We saw Sarah-Louise perform a couple of shows at the BBC the other say and thought we’d give one of her full shows a try. This was a performance of witty songs performed by Sarah-Louise with Michael Roulston on piano. It was quite old skool, with scripted banter between the two leading into songs. The songs were amusing and the musical standard very good. A pleasant hour, a solid performance. And it was also pleasant that Michael Roulston looks a bit like Benedict Cumberbatch, yum.

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