Brassens et la Femme
This article is from 2006.
Say what you like about the French but they have one of the most beautiful languages in the world - and the most elegant women. Put them together to music and you have Brassens et la Femme. This French song and dance number is a fantastic addition to the Edinburgh Festival. My French is a little rusty, but if you let the music and singing envelope you then you will have a great time. The narrative can be a little difficult to follow as it is set around the songs of Brassens and not his life. However, the staging is perfect, with the gothic archways of the Roxy Art House providing the backdrop for the dramatic events that unfold. There is not a weak link in the cast, who perform non-stop for over an hour. A special mention should also go to the pianist who equally plays throughout. The only sad fact is that not enough people were in the theatre to enjoy it. With great performances and songs that make you tap your feet (even if your don't know what they are saying) this is a must see show. So go and see! (Michael Plant)
Rocket@Demarco Roxy Art House, until 20 Aug, 1pm