Several years ago Nick Helm created this horror musical and as he was returning with his 1st stand up show for 6 years has
decided to bring it back and, hopefully gain a wider audience. And, wow, are we pleased he did. Anyone who has followed
his career knows he is a man of musical talents (we always loved his songs in "Uncle").
Our link with Mr H goes back quite a few years to when he was a guest in "Richard Sandling's Perfect Movie", a free show,
and getting involved with DarkChatter Phil about why "Jurassic Park" was his favourite film. Since then he (Nick, not
Phil) is more well-known as a shouty, sweaty, in your face comedian, which is the persona he adopted when I saw him as a
guest a few years ago on "The Horne Section"!
The opening few numbers and a back projection set the scene that this will be a feast for both your ears and your eyes. There
is a lot going on so you are constantly switching your attention between all the performers. Eventually it settles down to a more
specific story about an obsessive boyfriend, who refuses to relinquish his partner even after death.
I loved everything about it, the music, the singing, the performances, the choreography, the plot and best of all Mr H beaming from ear to ear as he was clearly having a great time, that sense of fun translating directly to the audience.
I have given the impression that this a one person show which couldn't be further from the truth. He was more than ably assisted by the likes of Jenny Bede, Rob Kemp (laughing as he missed a few notes), Katie Pritchard and Sooz Kempner.
We all had a great time and it will be a long time before I forget the sight of Nick in the chorus, in a less than flattering jump suit and dancing whilst holding pom poms with a huge smile on his face.
Nick Helm's I Think, You Stink! is at Assembly Roxy until August 25th
Assembly Roxy (Upstairs) (Venue 139)