REVIEW: ADAM KAY: FINGERING A MINOR ON THE PIANO (Soho Theatre) ★★★★★
May 22, 2017  //  By:   //  Comedy, Reviews  //  Comments are off

The was a huge buzz around Adam Kay last year at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When you have hundreds of shows competing for an audience, your show’s title has to stand out for you to be noticed. ‘Fingering A Minor On The Piano‘ certainly stood out to me but unfortunately I wasn’t the only one and I didn’t get a chance to see this sold out show. Thankfully, Adam Kay is now performing the show again at the Soho Theatre in London and so I snapped up the chance to go and check it out.

Adam Kay used to be a Doctor until it all got a bit too much and he gave it up. But what he was left with was a folder full of notes about his time with the NHS and he has used these stories and anecdotes to create a hilarious hour long comedy show with musical parody interludes. Songs range from Bonnie Tyler, to Take That but these familiar tunes come with hilarious new lyrics about the world of medicine.

There is a serious message in Adam Kay’s show and he uses the platform to talk about the recent Junior Doctor strikes and the lies the Government told to try to make it sound like the doctors were striking over a dispute in pay when actually they were looking out for the safety of the patients. If I’m honest, I didn’t agree with the strikes at the time but this show managed to explain to me the importance of the issue and I now stand 100% on the side of the doctors.

Adam Kay knows how to work a room and makes you feel like he is talking directly to you, despite being in a packed out club. His humour is dry and his wit is sharp. He is funny and endearing and there isn’t a dull moment in the show.

I don’t want to give too much away and so I will simply say that it is a must-see. Check it out 1, 6, 7 June at the Soho Theatre. It’s the best £15 you could spend this year!

Reviewed by West End Wilma