Romp Under The Sea With The Little Mermaid
Nahima Kern | On 16, Sep 2016
Ahoy ladies and gentlemen! Let us take you on the ride of your lifeâ€¦
Or at least, thatâ€™s what was â€˜runningâ€™ through my head when I saw Meow Meowâ€™s Little Mermaid last night. It was indeed a no holds barred, fantastical ride, with everything a cabaret should have: audience participation, appropriated mannequins, crowd surfing, aerial stunts and a handsome and skilled band. This show is not at all the Little Mermaid of your youth.
It is, instead, about the quest for love, with a little happy ending thrown in – thatâ€™s the short and sweet version. (And of course, with added nautical themes – and a beautiful man on the side.) This subverted tale followed the dynamic and charismatic Meow Meow as she spent 80 minutes singing songs, admiring and bemoaning herself and interacting with the audience, all in an attractive package that made the audience feel welcomed and a part of something genuine. The cabaret started quite suddenly, with a loud bang and finished warm and uplifting. And with bubbles! Accompanied at random moments by Bobby Fox, of Jersey Boys fame, Meow Meowâ€™s Little Mermaid was at times touching, amusing, awe-inspiring and uplifting.
Meow Meow is described as a â€œpost-post modern divaâ€, and there were elements of musical styles from across the board evident in Meow Meowâ€™s repertoire of songs, including an eclectic blend of love-themed songs which she delivered in true powerhouse style â€“ in turns an operatic, poppy, rock goddess. This show was seamlessly put together and delivered everything you could want in a cabaret. Meow Meow draws you in and keeps you with her under the sea until sheâ€™s finished with you. And then she lets you out with a fuzzy feeling of accomplishment and a little pride. The audience is left reeling â€“ but in a good way.
WhatÂ Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid
WhereÂ AuroraÂ Spiegeltent, Southbank
WhenÂ 15Â â€“ 24th September
How MuchÂ $ 60 -Â 65
Find out more about the eventÂ here