A Kick in the Head and Other Seduction Techniques…
…as viewed by @jdtoo…
He’s young, cute and funny, so why hasn’t James McLean found a partner?
As we reminisce with him through his memories of early love, we can’t help but empathise with his awkward moments and painful advances.
”Does she like me? Do I like her? Do I like him?”
And so the relationship roundabout begins! James presents a unique story of his quest for partnerdom, and in the process, charms and entertains the crowd. After a slow start, James really picks things up after his first encounter with ‘Two-Bit’: the normally good-tempered equine, with a mean streak aimed at James. ’Two Bit’ is a star too – with a crooners grin, lesson learning songs, handy hoofs and a slightly lame front fetlock.
(Aside: We thought Elton John was in the audience this night, and when Lion King started playing we were pretty sure we were right. So thanks for popping into Nexus Cabaret EJ!)
James is self effacing and plays all the characters involved with gentle humour and good timing. His singing improves with confidence throughout the show, and the big finale is a tribute to his capability. Accompanying James is none other than flawless pianist David McEvoy, who seems to be genuinely enjoying the jokes too. That’s always a good sign.
The bottom line: You can’t go wrong with equine advice. Truly entertaining!