Choir! Choir! Choir! (2023), Underbelly George Square, Review

A room full of people singing, black background, with two performers in the middle.
Rating (out of 5)
Show info
Phil McIntyre Live ltd
Production – Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman; Phil McIntyre & Joseph Fluda; (Show Photography) Joseph Fuda
Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman
Running time

If you love singing, then this show is for you. If you are afraid of singing alone, then this show is for you. If you want to have some fun, sing some tunes, and then have a wee dance, then this show is…. Also, for you. Presented by the talented due of Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, who first created Choir! Choir! Choir! In 2011, they get the whole audience singing together through the light-hearted banter that encourages us to stand and move, 

There are many singers in the audience and some who are less keen. There is an invitation to share stories, suggest songs and then we are given a vocal warm-up and some well-known songs to sing along to. It is a simple, yet effective, form of choir practice without the pressure of thinking ‘will I get picked to sing’? Hint`; everyone sings (or at least tries to join in) in a big group. It is uplifting and fun.

This is fun and does exactly what it says on the tin. There is no rocket science involved – the audience simply sings along and that is show, other than at the end when we get to go down on stage and sing-along with the on-stage performers. Even the grumpy man from the queue was smiling at the end of the show which shows how therapeutic simply singing can be. Our hosts Adilman and Goldman are the enablers and do it very well: a good dose of gentle, fun musical entertainment.

Show Time: 20-27 August (not 21, 22) @ 17:45

Underbelly George Square

Ticket Prices: £14-£16

Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time and make yourself know to FOH so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access. There are up to 20 steps if not taking the accessible entrance. Wheelchair access type: Level Access. Stairs: 11- 20. Age: 12+ (Guideline)