BeatCamp! at Circa

October 8th, 2010 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

I’m lucky enough to now be a reviewer for Circa Theatre, as well as Downstage. So ended up out at the theatre two nights in a row.

have BeatCamp! on until 30 October, which is a cabaret style show with the Beat Girls.

I’d not actually come across the Beat Girls before, despite them having performed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. This was my loss, as they were just fabulous. For two hours they sang and entertained with their takes on everything from hits of the 60s, to the most wonderful piss-take of Amy Winehouse.

I’ve rarely seen an audience so engaged, and loving it – especially as the performers would often leave the stage and get amongst the audience.

There were numerous costume changes – from air hostesses, to whip wielding, to slinky dresses.

Maureen, Doreen and Chlorine were a fun talented act. Not only very good singers, but performers in the wider sense – their facial expressions, their dancing were all great.

Some productions only appeal to certain people. I have to say I can’t think of anyone at all who wouldn’t enjoy BeatCamp! It would even cheer Jim Anderton up tomorrow night.

I’m not sure what more I can say about how fun it was, except to say that Auckland Girl and I enjoyed it so much, that we plan to attend again – bringing along a group of friends. I would happily go back a second or third time – and there are few productions I’ll say that about.

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9 Responses to “BeatCamp! at Circa”

  1. krazykiwi (9,186 comments) says:

    their facial expressions

    DPF subtly ensuring we know he found the time to glance at their faces :)

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  2. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Gurning?

    Chlorine is such a novel name for a girl.

    Somehow a clean a fresh nomenclature.

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  3. davidp (3,587 comments) says:

    >I have to say I can’t think of anyone at all who wouldn’t enjoy BeatCamp!

    Geoffrey Palmer would find the whole thing frivilous and the dancing would be immoral. The Law Commission would want to tax singing, stop young people enjoying dancing, and would certainly not want theater available in Courtenay Place after midnight.

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  4. GPT1 (2,122 comments) says:

    Please do not tempt fate. The EQ was tough, Anderton as mayor would be worse.

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  5. Fletch (6,489 comments) says:

    Nice legs – wonder if the pic has been photoshopped?

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  6. Mr Magister (409 comments) says:

    The legs are so good I just assumed they were drag queens! (Especially with one performer having the stage name Chlorine.)

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  7. Trevor Mallard (248 comments) says:

    Haven’t seen the Beat Girls – you sure are a penguin who needs to get out more.

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  8. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    DUCK

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  9. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Utter Qauckery.

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