Ben Elton - The Musical
The Black Sheep
Breakfast Bedlam, Live!
Cambridge Medics Revue
DJ Danny - Music Therapy
Dutch Elm Conservatoire in Prison
Ed Byrne - Standing Up and Falling Down
Gary Le Strange - Beef Scarecrow
Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie
Jim Henson's Puppet Improv - Adults Only
Michael Piper - Best Newcomer
My Brother and I Are Porn Stars
Penny Spubb's Prawn Free
Simon Munnery's AGM
This Is So Not About The Simpsons
We Are Klang
Justin Edwards steps out from behind the guise of his alter-ego Jeremy Lion to present this series of self-penned comic songs. A master of wordplay, Edwards expertly delivers a series of funny material which only briefly makes you wish for an appearance of the manic children's entertainer Jeremy Lion. This is a much more gentle hour and demonstrates not only his excellence in song writing but also performance. The highlight is a love song set in a library containing both inspired and cringe-worthy novelist puns, but with Edwards' amiable character you can forgive the occasional groan for the delight to come.
Moving on from an established fringe favourite (Jeremy Lion) can be tricky, especially when the character was Perrier nominated, but Edwards has successfully produced a witty, well structured musical comedy show which doesn't feel too twee and doesn't fall into the common trap of replacing good writing with profanity. The video inserts and electric accompaniment can overpower the songs they should be enhancing and cause you to miss a few gags but there is so much here I didn't really mind. With many different musical genres represented the variety is enough to give the show great pace plus with Edwards' accomplished playing and ad-libs there is never a dull moment.
Strum like it's hot.