The Clementine Show ★★★★★
When I stepped into the theatre bar, I honestly didn’t know what to think, I was guided to my seat and received table service straight away, so far so good, I couldn’t fault it. I am of course, talking about Live at Zedel where I was lucky enough to enjoy the Clementine Show ... think Barbie on broadway.
The night consisted of Clementine the living doll, her dresser, Bobby Pin (Mark Esaias), and Yvette the Usher, (Ruth Calkin) and a range of puppets.
The cast worked well together, bringing comedy, puppetry and broadway together under one roof. There were special apperences from Ricky the Rooster, who, if sitting in the front row, gets a bit flirty! I should know, I was the front row and also Betty the Barfly ... The front row is a splash zone.
Clementine was great at the over dramatisation of songs she was ‘singing’ too, the over the top performance added to the charm of the whole thing.
During the show, Bobby and Yvette go the chance to show their thing as well and this show loves a bit of audience participation.
The cast and crew for this show did an amazing job for such a small room, and only being just over an hour, it’s a perfect show to take in before a night out, it’s upbeat, fun and funny, I left the theatre singing.
The history of how Clementine came to be adds to the story line of this show giving it a bit more depth.
I highly recommend this show, grab some dinner first at Brasserie Zeldel then head on through the foyer into the bar for the Cabaret show you won’t regret seeing.