Reviewed by Jacqueline Sharp
Totally loved the ambience of being in a circled tent and lucky to have a space in a sold out show!
There is excitement by all awaiting her presence on stage! It’s like a ticking clock, counting every second till Michelle appears.
Then the fun begins, with a Simon Cowell face mask on a clip board on stage, as we all wonder why!
Michelle teases the audience describing her fondness for Cowell and even sings a song with him in mind !
The audience love Michelle Mc Manus you can tell on their faces and the way they banter with her and clap at her every word.
Other songs from musicals are in abundance and the audience can’t get enough of it all, singing along with her.
The stories of her journey since winning pop idol in 2003 to date, alongside her singing to musicals are directed well, well done to Michelle for her director skills.
One hour of Michelle Mc Manus was great and I got the impression the audience wanted more, more, more, more and more of this very talented performer and recording artist.
A fantastic fringe production!
Do go and see this production at the Edinburgh Fringe!
My final thought! It would be a shame if the rest of the World missed out on seeing this show, let’s hope there is a World Tour in the making, so you can all enjoy the wonderful Michelle Mc Manus!
Jacqueline Sharp
Michelle Mc Manus ! Winner of Pop Idol in 2003. At the Edinburgh Fringe with her show! Stories about winning Pop Idol, Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman, being number 1 in UK charts for three weeks and stories about TV presenting etc.
Michelle McManus returns to the Festival, after her sell-out show last year which received five-star reviews across the board. Since winning Pop Idol a decade ago Michelle has gone on to carve a career on screen, radio and the stage. From Chicago to Cabaret, Les Miserables to Chess, this fabulous evening of entertainment is set to have everyone singing along and laughing with Michelle as she recounts some of the ups and downs of her life as a TV reality show winner, from singing for the Pope to Simon Cowell.
Stand in the Square (venue 372)
August 20th to 25th 2014 at 7.00pm (1 hour performance)
Reviewed by Jacqueline Sharp
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