Naked Boys Singing, The Garden Theatre at The Eagle - ★★★★ - Until October 25, 2020

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There is still a certain taboo around naked men on stage. Well, Naked Boys Singing firmly grasps the nettle and does exactly what it says on the tin. If the sight of naked guys singing and dancing is shocking for you, this musical revue should probably be avoided, but you'd be missing a lot of good clean fun. There is plenty of talent on display and the six guys perform splendidly; perhaps, one or two of the voices would be helped by microphones but the lack of costumes would make that difficult. So sing up boys! We're not watching 'great art' here, but several of the numbers stand out including "The Entertainer", "Robert Mitchum" and especially "Perky Little Porn Star." One hilarious song reminds a lonely man that the solution to his problem is in his own hands. There is also a beautifully sung chorale using the multifarious names for the male member! It would be invidious to single out individual cast members as all have plenty of opportunities to display their talents. Liam Asplen, Nick Brittain, Daniel Ghezzi, Kane Hoad, Daniel Noah and Jensen Tudtud are terrific individually and as an ensemble. Carole Todd is an expert director and choreographer. Congratulations to Peter Bull for bravely staging this romp. Luckily for all concerned the covered audience and performance area is pleasantly heated so even on a chilly October evening there is no reason for there not to be 'gratuitous nudity.' Do come along and enjoy the fun. No need to be shy – the cast certainly aren't!

Reviewed by D.S.J.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until October 25, 2020
Various show times available. See website below.
The Garden Theatre, The Eagle
Nearest tube: Vauxhall

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