An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret
DAVID WAKEFIELD Norwich Playhouse
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The annual show in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer once again proved highly successful and entertaining with its varied musical mix.
Topping the bill, Richard Shelton, whose Frank Sinatra contributions to the Rat Pack shows are familiar to Norfolk audiences, showed what a smooth performer he is, managing to look uncannily like the great man as well as faithfully reproducing familiar songs like Fly Me to the Moon.
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Scots cabaret artist Louise Rutkowski was in fine form with her deadpan humour in a selection of standards.
Singers Marie Murphy, Wendy Roe and Tracy Mepham had differing styles; Murphy has obviously based her act on the great Ella Fitzgerald, and Mepham showed some courage and originality in tackling an Annie Ross “vocalese” song.
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As a contrast, James Goodwin's accomplished jazz and blues piano stylings won prolongued applause and deserved a longer spot.