EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: ADELE IS YOUNGER THAN US, C Venues, 12 August
On the way into the theatre I am offered the choice between a sticker declaring "Adele is younger than me" or "I am younger than Adele". We are actually the same age, but let's not split hairs - I chose "I am younger than Adele" to make myself feel better.
I opted to see Adele Is Younger Than Us simply because the title made me laugh. It turned out to be an excellent decision. Sally O'Leary and Rhiannon Neads aren't exactly old, but in terms of age-to-success ratio they're practically dead. In their late twenties, the girls are facing the reality that they haven't yet been in love and so haven't been able to write the fastest-selling female album of all time.
The script is witty and clever. I particularly enjoyed their horror that after Googling an attractive man they saw on TV, it turned out to be Ben, who was a a small child in Friends. Nothing quite like that knowledge to make you feel positively ancient.
The girls take us through their dating history with hilarious anecdotes and excellent songs featuring killer harmonies. The two seem to have a lot of fun onstage, which makes this all the more enjoyable for the audience. Adele Is Younger Than Us is a fantastic cabaret show that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Adele Is Younger Than Us runs at C Venues until 29 August.