Lío Ibiza

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Lío Ibiza

If at the end of the show, after nearly three hours of entertainment, the audience members dance and look like they've had a great time, what can you say? After a top meal, a troupe of men and women – good dancers above all else – who have put that smile on your face, lots of hit tunes, and you realise you haven't even looked at your watch once, what can you say? You can declare that a good time was had, that you made the right choice when you decided to go to 'Lío Ibiza' as special guest in an environment out of your element. You've laughed with the 'Barcelona' performed by a transvestite Caballé-Mercury and a dancer, you've looked skyward out of desperation with the not-so-funny interpretation of Madonna's 'Vogue', you've thought the flamenco set with a dancer stomping the ground in her underwear was the best in show, despite the crow-pleasing theme ... This would be enough to go back again and pay for a friend or two once you win the Christmas lottery.

The quality of the show is undeniable. Another thing it's got going for it is that 'Lío Ibiza' is a cabaret show that is dynamic and fast-paced and grabs you by most of your senses, as it seduces with its voluptuousness and integrity. It's a better show than 'Forever Crazy' that we saw last year at BARTS. Maybe you'll yearn for Apolo's 'Taboo' cabaret show, as it's more rock 'n' roll, more working class, more direct, more 'for me', but you know that what you saw in the Teatre Principal is a bit more mainstream, so it'll draw a bigger audience and make that many more people leave with the rhythm in their feet and a smile on their face.

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