On Saturday 8 October 2011, fresh from their 7 night sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Far from Kansas delivered a night showcasing the versatility of the London Gay Men’s Chorus' very own cabaret group.
To open, We Could Have Danced All Night showcased the musicality of the group, bringing the audience the best of our concert, wedding and private hire repertoire. Madrigals, standards, ballads, barbershop and Broadway are delivered in full group and ensemble line-ups with trademark harmonies, warmth, humour and a smattering of ‘choralography’.
Following with Little Shop of Homos, the boys delivered the laugh-a-minute original story of what happens when Britain’s only all-gay department store, Hardy Dicks, faces some stiff competition. A monstrous trouble-shooter, some sweet manlove and a coming-out story like you’ve never seen are played out through big production numbers, deeply moving ballads and hilarious parodies.
Reviews for Little Shop of Homos, 2011
“unashamedly fun musical... a riot from start to finish - and when the 24 guys do what they do best - sing - it's truly sublime.” *** (The Scotsman)
“there is real heart to the group...the show provides one of the sweetest love stories I’ve seen so far on the Fringe” (Three Weeks)
“innuendo by the trolley-load... modern songs, wonderfully adapted older musical numbers and also some very touching manlove.” **** (British Theatre Guide)
"While individual voices are impressive throughout... the group is at its strongest when in harmony" **** (Broadway World)