Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie (3 stars)

This article is from 2018

Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie

Campy pop fun celebrating an icon

He's previously impersonated Annie Lennox and Madonna, but this year it was time for Michael Griffiths to turn his hand to an icon that he had something more in common with – Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue.

It's always going to be a hoot watching a white (and rather tall) male pretending to be a pint-sized pop star, but with the same Aussie accent, Griffiths ensures that it's not cringe-worthy, just pure fun.

He takes us from Kylie's years in Neighbours via her first love Jason Donovan, to London's Stock Aitken Waterman hit factory, through her bad girl stage with INXS' Michael Hutchence. He joyously delivers the mega-hits like 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' and 'Better the Devil You Know', which are received by an audience who are in tandem with the jubilation Griffiths radiates.

What is a real shame, however, is that he injured his foot a few days prior and this injury can be felt in the performance. However, Griffiths is just so charming and downright lovely that this doesn't matter.

At its heart, this show is supposed to be a lighthearted and simple cabaret performance that makes for an enjoyable hour, but won't necessarily blow your socks off. It's campy, pop fun that celebrates an icon of the genre, all while providing some great entertainment in the process.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug, 5.20pm, £10-£12.

Michael Griffiths: Songs by Kylie

  • 3 stars

Michael Griffiths He's been Annie Lennox, Madonna and Cole Porter to great acclaim. Now Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs, stories and locomotion of pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn't change a thing! Originally commissioned by Adelaide…