"comedy, good singing and drama"
by Aline Waites for remotegoat on 29/10/18

Lowri-Ann in London to film ‘You Should Have Left’ with Kevin Bacon gave a special London performance of her cabaret ‘Two Blondes and a Harp’ which is currently touring in her home country of Wales.

LaLa is known from her youthful entry into the pop charts with LaLa Shockette. She has her own particular style, vitality and versatility which makes her a great cabaret entertainer.

She makes a stunning entrance in black to perform Bessie Smith’s classic ‘Down and Out’ A bit of drama which turns cheeky as she does ‘Don’t tell Mama’ from Cabaret’.

Her show is a good mix of comedy, good singing and drama with some wonderful music by Dylan the Harp who accompanies her and also gives us the most beautiful solo rendering of ‘Autumn Leaves’ Having heard his version, I never want to hear it played otherwise.

The girl changes into her glittering golden cabaret dress with totteringly high heels which feature in her next item. Here she is involved in requests from boyfriends to perform events, hearty or sexual to which her regular reply is ‘What in These Shoes?’ followed by ‘I would if I could but I can’t’

She can change the mood at will from lovely singing to ridiculous comedy and she has a friendly manner, chatting to the audience as if they are old friends, getting them to join in with ‘Hit The Road Jack’

Her straight numbers like Gershwins ‘Summertime’ are beautifully performed. After ‘Ashes to Ashes’ by David Bowie She has stories to tell about Bowie and her days in the nightclub ‘Blitz’ in the eighties, along with all the beautiful people of the Era – including Biddie and Eve who are currently both still appearing... separately….in West End cabaret.

‘My mother thinks she can do rap’ she quotes her son in this as he is in the audience. But she can do it ..and in Welsh. She renders Sospan Fach as Marlene Dietrich following it with Pastwn Rap which is all about a long stick with a crook!

Her audience are largely from Wales and she makes sure we don’t forget that she is a Welsh Girl. This current performance is for the Montgomeryshire Society dinner. Many of them know her father and she does a clever parody of ‘My Favourite Things’ as a man in his seventies, when favourite things are a little more mundane.

‘But her final number is a tribute to Judy Garland as she sings, very beautifully ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ guaranteed to have the audience in tears.

And as her encore she sings MYFANWY – another traditional Welsh song.

When Lowri-Ann finishes her filming she goes back to Wales playing this show at Criccieth LL52 from November 24th.

Then into rehearsals for the Queen in Sleeping Beauty at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport. Playing December and January.

This was a hearty though brief welcome back to London’s own Welsh diva. Best wishes for the Panto. Hope to see you back in London soon.

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