Take an adventure into the mind of Jess Robinson in her latest show, Unravelled. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be someone who can impersonate 100 other people, Robinson will not only tell you, she’ll show you. In a short space of time and backed by a fabulous band, the singer embodies an array of celebrities, from voices, to styles, to mannerisms.
Robinson takes her audience on a vocal journey, showcasing her incredible talent and hilarious attention to detail. One moment audiences are treated to the angelic voice of Katherine Jenkins, the next to the vocal acrobatics of Shakira and the hilarious Cheryl Cole. She expertly demonstrates a variety of styles, educating her audiences on the Dance Hall genre and Shirley Bassey’s hidden talent for reggae music.
Robinson’s creativity has no limits and nothing, not even her lack of a “man voice”, seems to stop her: she finds a solution – and a song – for everything. Armed with props galore, the show is packed with energy from beginning to end. There are twists and turns to keep you guessing and a beautiful tribute that’ll leave you with goosebumps.
Unravelled is one step further than what you may have seen from Jess Robinson before and ten steps further from what you could possibly expect it to be.
Words: Nastassia Sutherland
Jess Robinson: Unravelled, Underbelly George Square, Aug 3-27 (not 14, 21), 7pm