Last Friday (December 4th) we presented Scottee’s Camp at The Citadel Theatre.
Billed as the borough’s alternative Xmas Night out, the sell out audience were enthralled for three hours of cabaret, comedy and performance in an action packed line up of some of the country’s best alternative performers.
This was the penultimate event of our hugely successful #TakeOverStHelens initiative and simultaneously the opening night of the Camp tour and our host Scottee wasted no time settling the audience, which led to a party atmosphere from the outset. Flanked by the stoic Japan’s People, Scottee led an interactive show with audience members joining the organised chaos on stage.
There was singing, dancing and dubious magic tricks from Scottee before his gang of show offs delivered a range of weird, wonderful, touching and subversively political cabaret performances. Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalist Lorraine Bowen wowed the crowds with her infamous Casio keyboard, cosmically dangling arms and quirky songs. Ball of energy and talent Jess Love skipped to Beyonce and reignited St Helens love for the hula hoop. Dickie Beau gave his incredible take on Kenneth Williams and the voice and charm of Jayde Adams filled the theatre and bought the audience to their feet.
Ginger Johnson returned to St Helens following her turn in the library at Fraff and once again immediately connected with the crowd. The Geordie’s love letter to David Dickenson took laughter levels for a new high. Together the performers helped create an electric atmosphere getting people into the Christmas spirit in style.
The show, labelled ‘Britain’s Got Talent – But Better’ certainly delivered and the party continued in the theatre long into the night as the town kicked off the festive season in style.
See you there next year…