It sounds like some sort of strange, Lynchian dream. But this is reality. Puddles Pity Party has taken up residency at the Soho Theatre till July 25, with Puddles the Clown crooning downbeat versions of Celine Dion, Lorde and Leonard Cohen (it is, after all, impossible to make Cohen upbeat). It's a cabaret-comedy-music hybrid: it's funny in parts, sad in others and – be warned – there's audience interaction.
The baritone-voiced Puddles – the creation of Michael Geier – has performed as part of classy cabaret show 'La Soiree' on the South Bank and he's a proper YouTube sensation. His biggest hit – covering Lorde's 'Royals' – has racked up over 12 million views on YouTube.
Here are a few taster clips, and you can buy tickets to Puddles Pity Party here.