I’m Still Here . . . (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

I’m Still Here . . .

Ably flitting between genres

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).

I'm Still Here...

  • 2 stars

Written and directed by Mel Smith, Peter Straker celebrates his 40 years in show business. Peter sings hits from 'Hair', classics by Stephen Sondheim, Freddie Mercury and Jacques Brel, with anecdotes of his experiences along the way. Ages: PG

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