Choir of Man, Assembly Rooms, Review

Submitted by Erin Roche on Sun, 20 Aug '17 7.15pm
Rating (out of 5)
Show info
Andrew Kay and Nic Doodson
Running time

Imagine if the local pub had a glee club….and we’re in The Jungle, a makeshift pub on the big stage at Assembly Rooms. Throughout the evening, this choir of lads belt, stomp, harmonise, dance, and drink - it's a pub, after all! Beautiful voices on this charismatic crew.

Familiar hits are performed and sing-a-longs are encouraged, with classics like Paul Simon’s "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Escape" (The Pina Colada Song), and a beautiful rendition of "The Parting Glass".

Tight choreography is evident, and sweet audience participation is a given, bringing up guests to party with the boys on stage.

Brought to you by the same group that produced the hit Soweto Gospel Choir, Choir of Man is full of schtick and talent, tap-dancing, falsetto, even singing upside down. While at times the set up can waver into cheesy, overall this is a fun, feel-good show that will make you smile, especially if you’re one of the lucky audience members to be handed a drink.

Runs 21- 27 August, 18:35. U.