La Voix’s show, Live, Loud and Fabulous, couldn’t be
more aptly named as, to quote the film she starred in with Jennifer Saunders
and Joanna Lumley, she is simply ‘Absolutely Fabulous Dah-ling!’
Having seen La Voix
in panto at The Waterside for the past 4 years and loved her voice, warmth and professionalism,
it was an absolute joy to see her cabaret show and experience her considerable
wit, good humour and vocal talents as an impersonator. Try and imagine Judy Garland performing an
Adele song? Surely that wouldn’t
work? Oh but it does and she’s so clever
with her perfect mannerisms vocally and physically. How about a 72 year old Lisa Minnelli
performing a song from Cabaret,
having had a hip replacement or two?
Hysterical! A medley of Cher
songs and of course Shirley Bassey also
both perfectly matched their unique
styles and intonations.
La Voix came to the public’s attention when she reached the
semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent
in 2014, losing out to Pudsey the Dog! La
Voix has an incredible vocal range with a powerful belt and singing the song
from Dreamgirls’, ‘And I am Telling You I’m Not Going’,
brought the house down.
The evening is all about the comedy though and her stand up
is second to none. I’ve always said that
great comedy requires great wit and too often ‘comedians’ rely on foul language
to get laughs because they’re just not clever enough. La Voix’s
language is clean and she interacts with the audience, taking the Mickey out of
people without ever being cruel or offending.
That to me is the mark of someone really clever, witty and
intelligent. I laughed all the way
through as did the rest of the audience.
The costumes are dazzling and glamorous and I have no idea
how she managed to walk on those huge platform sequined shoes without tripping
over. Supported on stage by her band,
they must have had a difficult job knowing quite when she was going to do the
next song as a spontaneous thought changed the direction of the show, but you could see they loved it as much as we did.
The theatre was packed and after the show, La Voix, went into the foyer to chat to
the audience or have selfies taken with them.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen the area so crowded with people queuing
patiently, which shows how much they’d enjoyed the show and wanted to meet
her. It really is the most fabulous
evening and it’s great to see a fantastic cabaret evening filling the theatre.
For more info and future tour dates go to https://lavoix.co.uk/