*I was a guest of the Performance Management
The corporate culture is much like a circus when you break down all the parts and analyse it, according to Scott Hollingsworth. That’s what “Performance Management”, a show drawn from Scott’s real life corporate ‘day job’ is based on, and boy is it entertaining.
Scott shares his experiences from job interviews, to unfair dismissal, to the types of workers you come across and so much more, through a comedy cabaret. He incorporates some song and little bit of dance, plus some audience participation to get the room going. The show features songs from Fiddler on the Roof, Barnum, Les Miserables, Marry Poppins, Britney Spears, Adele and so much more, all transposed with Scott’s own lyrics to reflect the drama that goes on in the office.
There’s also an amazing aerial performance by the Sexy Secretary played by Jessica Robbins, because let’s face it, working in the corporate world must put one in some situations where flexibility is a must!
Even Elsa made an appearance!
Mr. C and I were lucky enough to be invited to enjoy the show and boy were we entertained. It’s always great to go to a show where you have no expectations of what you’ll see. I loved the vibe in the small and cosy, “tent” like atmosphere of Wonderland Spiegeltent over at the Docklands, which reminded me so much of an actual circus tent.
Scott’s enormous energy was hilarious, fun and highly entertaining. I was laughing – even though I haven’t been in the corporate world for long – because somehow, it’s something you could still relate to, whatever your occupation might be – well, mostly.
Scott with Person “L” (personnel, get it?)
If you’re someone who is incredibly shy, then may I suggest NOT sitting right at the front, or you’ll run the risk of being picked to participate in some singing, up on stage! Either way, you’ll be sure to enjoy this superb repertoire of songs that have been designed to make you laugh with glee. Sadly, this was a one-night only show, which was on the Saturday that has just passed. I’m hoping they’ll bring this back sometime soon, so that more people could have the chance to enjoy this entertainingly funny and witty performance!