Review – My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Apollo Theatre

Thursday 3 February 2011

The Whingers tripped lightly down the pink carpet last year when we caught Leslie Jordan’s one man show just off The Broadway.

And since the show has been brought over pretty much in an identical format there’s not much to add that we didn’t already say and never let it be said that we make unnecessary work for ourselves.

The main difference is that it’s no longer in an intimate venue with Whinger-friendly table seating complete with wine waiter service.

Instead Mr Jordan’s My Trip Down the Pink Carpet is ensconced in the relatively cavernous Apollo Theatre (775 seats).

And it doesn’t seem to faze him one iota.

The show’s much the same so we won’t go over it all again. But just to say we enjoyed it as much as we did the first time despite little concession being made to a London audience or to those fortunate to have youth on their side. Will a younger crowd remember Faye Dunaway let alone the likes of Cloris Leachman, Mark Harmon, Carol Kane and Paul Lynde?

Instead – for those of you who see it, here are a couple of the things he talks about:

The advert he did with Boy George

The Faye Dunaway sitcom: It Had To Be You
Nine episodes were made but only four got aired. We haven’t actually ploughed through them to find Mr Jordan but you may be made of sterner stuff.  Here’s the first episode.


Rating score 4-5 full-bodied

2 Responses to “Review – My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Apollo Theatre”

  1. par3182 Says:

    Surely anyone camp-aware enough to seek out Mr Jordan will be familiar with such names as Faye Dunaway and Paul Lynde (Carol Kane might not be quiet up there). Besides, Cloris Leachman and Mark Harmon are still on TV every week (Raising Hope and NCIS, respectively).

  2. JohnnyFox Says:

    The Faye Dunaway piffle is almost forgivable because the resident jailbait is Justin Whalin, whose poster was splashed on the walls of many a young (and not so young) homosexualist when this show failed and he was free to play Jimmy Olson in the Dean Cain/Teri Hatcher Superman series.

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