Black Cat: Bohemia Review

Underbelly Festival, Southbank – until 30th September

Review by Heather Chalkley


The atmosphere was fun, solicitous and very naughty from the moment you entered the Spiegeltent. Our ring master presented as a delicious, full on cabaret mistress reminiscent of Tim Rice. Miss Frisky (Laura Corcoran) has a huge voice that brought a level of sensuality to familiar songs in an a wholly unfamiliar way!

The Creatives are of a high Calibre and certainly do not disappoint, entwining circus choreography, cabaret music and storytelling to produce a unique performance.

The story telling was magical, sometimes hilarious and always emotionally charged. The skill of all the performers was phenomenal. You fell in love with each and every one of them, getting caught up in their individual dramas. Unfortunately  Leon Fagbemi, The Maestro, sustained an injury at the start of a promising performance. Miss Frisky (Laura Corcoran) infinitely the professional, smoothed this over in her own irreverent style and The Knaves (Nicolas Jelmoni and LJ Marles) soon filled in. They certainly did not detract from the performance.

If you want to be entertained in a way that makes you forget the world outside and be submerged into a breathtaking adult playland, Director Sean Kempton has created it!