REVIEW: Twentysomething – The Quarter-Life Crisis Cabaret (St James Theatre)
Fellow blogger and actress Katie Brennan has been going from strength to strength these last few months with her cabaret show ‘The Quarter-Life Crisis’ which debuted at the The Alley Cat Bar before selling out the St James Studio (twice!). And it’s easy to see why.
If you are twenty five, or have ever been twenty five, you will love this show. Katie has buckets of hilarious anecdotes about growing up in your twenties, moving to the big bright lights of London and quickly losing any hope of finding a job which has any relevance to the degree you spent years working for. She takes us through the trials and tribulations of realising everyone around you is getting married (always the bridesmaid, never the bride) and the awkward moments of oral sex.
Musically, hilarious comedy songs written by MD Joseph Atkins take us on a journey through the songs of the 90’s (boy bands vs girl bands and even a mash up of chart hits ending with the full rap from TV show The Fresh Prince of Bell Air). Katie points out the questions in these songs that confuse her. “What is she going to look like with a chimney on her?”, “Is all that she wants really another baby?” and most importantly “do you believe in life after love?” which was followed by a top notch impression of the one and only Cher.
Katie’s Quarter-Life Crisis Cabaret is a brilliant night out, offering hope and support to anyone going through difficult times, discovering who they are. I came out feeling uplifted and joyous about life and can’t wait for future sequel shows about being in your thirties, forties and fifties. Although we will have to let Katie live through those years first!
With sell out show after sell out show, it surely won’t be long before this show is picked up by a clever producer who realises this show would be perfect for a UK tour, celebrating life in your twenties all around the country!
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Follow Katie’s antics on her blog bloodyhellbrennan.com