THE KINGS THEATRE, EDINBURGH – UNTIL 2ND MARCH 2019
REVIEWED BY SIOBHAN WILSON
Allan Stewart and guests did not disappoint. The Big Big Variety Show was filled with big big laughs throughout. The intimate theatre made you feel like you were at a VIP viewing.
From Shirley Bassey to Freddy Mercury Allan’s impressions are as impeccable as ever.
Grant Stott as Allan’s right hand man was perfect. The comradery is so natural and everyone was in on the jokes with the way they deliver them.
Soul Nation Choir have great voices and got the audience participation started. Was brilliant to see them in the second half, showing off their acting skills.
BGT’s Mandy Muden had an opening night teething problem with her microphone not working however, between Allan & the sound team they got her up and running quickly, with a few laughs in the process. She done very well to get the audience back on side following this, and finished on a high.
For me, Kev Orkian stole the show. His own section had all belly laughs from start to finish. His incredible piano skills and singing added a great extra depth to his performance. His Cameo after the interval had everyone in stitches, even the cast when he went off script. Playing on his accent & heritage in Armenia, he pushed the boundary on political correctness with the most hilarious results.
The Andy Pickering Orchestra is a collection of highly talented musicians that are a perfect backbone running through the whole show.
Overall, a classic well balanced variety show that everyone in town should go and see