Review: Why This Double Act Aren't National Treasures Is A Mystery

Bourgeois & Maurice, Soho Theatre ★★★★★

Franco Milazzo
By Franco Milazzo Last edited 15 months ago

Looks like this article is a bit old. Be aware that information may have changed since it was published.

Review: Why This Double Act Aren't National Treasures Is A Mystery Bourgeois & Maurice, Soho Theatre 5
Credit: Guto

Probably the best band most people have never heard of, quite why Bourgeois & Maurice aren't widely recognised as national treasures is something of a mystery. As this retrospective show proves, these arch-satirists have consistently been pushing the boundaries of comedy and cabaret every which way with songs as sparky and bizarre as their designer outfits; how many other bands darkly opine about taxation, chemsex parties, the EU and ADHD to equally hilarious effect? Beneath the pop melodies and glittery garbs lies a sophisticated intelligence at work, which borders on genius and puts this pair on a pedestal with Fascinating Aida and Tom Lehrer. Bourgeouis & Maurice: Style Over Substance - A Ten Year Retro-Speculative, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, W1D 3NE. £12-£14, until Saturday 26 August

Last Updated 23 August 2017