This is a story about the life failures of a couple from the US. A pair of performers who poke fun at their failures and highlight how they’ve moved on through the – literally moving at times. The two cabaret performers used their vocals, a guitar, an accordion and their charm to entertain us.
The issue was that they were two very strong performers who were on a small stage in an echoey room - causing the show at times to be a little technically challenged in terms of sound levels. They would be suited to big stages (indeed they have performed on Broadway) rather than this space. Or they could afford to drop the amplification altogether.
Nonetheless, most of the story was comprehensible. They had a good arc and even started the show by giving us a run down of the chapters they were about to explore. The energy was good, the performance capability was definitely there, and they kept the whole audience’s attention throughout the show. As well as the funnier elements they covered some darker moments in their life – bringing it all to life and developing a connection with each other as well as the audience. Changing the pace during the show like this was good to keep variety; and they didn’t fail to bring it back to a somewhat positive vibe each time as they progressed.
The Failure Cabaret delivered good entertainment, shared a story of two people’s lives and featured very talented performers.
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