I’m Still Here . . .
Ably flitting between genres
This article is from 2010.
The West End pro takes a saunter through hits from Sondheim to Mika and Queen to ‘Moon River’ with a connecting thread of drama. His voice holds up well, ably flitting between genres, but a worrying ironic tone starts to creep in until during ‘MacArthur Park’ a batty old dear is watering a spongecake. Straker doesn’t require such tacked-on distractions, which are detrimental to the show.
Pleasance @ Ghillie Dhu, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 6pm, £10–£12 (£8.50–£10.50).