If you saw Elaine Stritch's one woman revue, Bea's comes a poor second. But give the old broad her dues - she's a game bird (80+), feisty and has a good way with a story. It's all pleasantly entertaining but she breaks into song far too often - a mistake given that her voice sounds like she's gargled with gravel and is hardly music to the ears. Shame - but with a tighter script, sharper anecdotes and less obscure songs it could have shown off her talents so much better. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (18.104.22.168)
15 Oct 03
When she talked and told the stories she was absolutely FANTASTIC, but unfortunately she chose to spend too much of the show singing obscure songs BADLY !! stick to the stories, they were great !! - USER: Whatsonstage.com (22.214.171.124)
01 Oct 03
Absolutely fantastic, great jokes and anecdotes - even with too many obscure US references (she is American though after all!). Not just for Golden Girls fan and how many other 80 year performers have such stage presence? - USER: Whatsonstage.com (126.96.36.199)
18 Sep 03
Not a great night out, no voice at all, some jokes but not enough in her life to fill an evening.
Thank fully short and Billy the piano player and MD was just great.
Sort of fun and light but if your saw Elaine - stay away! - USER: Whatsonstage.com (188.8.131.52)
17 Sep 03
Not great. She hasn't had as full or interesting a life as Elaine Stritch and her singing voice is shot to pieces. OK for American tourists to whom she may mean something. Boring for everyone else. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (184.108.40.206)
16 Sep 03
enjoyed it more than Elaine Stritch last year - which felt far too much like inner sanctum industry gossiping and very very self congratulatory - but still not really my cup of tea. happy boht of these ladies are still with us and still performing. but frankly, both of them have lost hteir voices (if they ever had them) and neither of have the gravitas of a, say, judi dench (or broadway eqivalent) to compensate. ah well. some of the jokes are funny. and the lamb recipes did have me salivating - USER: Whatsonstage.com (220.127.116.11)
16 Sep 03
Very funny and enjoyable evening... and what a great solo performance for an 80 year old!! - USER: Whatsonstage.com (18.104.22.168)
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