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Susan Elkin reviews: The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man continues at Underbelly’s London Wonderground until 5 September 2021.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

We’re in a pub called The Jungle where eight cheerful chaps are singing, joshing, laughing, jigging about and passing pints drawn onstage into the audience – while catchy trad tunes are belted out on a backing tape.

It’s a gloriously upbeat prelude to a show which celebrates pub culture and, in many ways, took me happily back to the smoky, exuberant folk clubs of my youth.

Andrew Kay and Nic Doodson’s show – once it actually gets going – features lots of 20th century pop classics, close harmony numbers, songs from shows, ballads and more as the cast bounces round the pub set using the bar and a table as mini performance spaces …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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