Reviewed by Amanda Browne
We went along to the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury last night to see Seven Drunken Nights, a tribute to the well-known Irish band The Dubliners.
It was a packed-out theatre filled with the old the elderly and the aged 🙂 The show tells the story of the start to finish journey of The Dubliners, fondly called Ireland’s favourite sons. The show is very informative and packed with Irish Folk songs along with some haunting ballads. The set is the famous bar O’Donoghue’s in Dublin where the band first met. These fine gentleman have the most amazing voices, accompanied at times by a fiddle, banjo and tin whistle, the sound they produce was nothing short of breathtaking. Your toes are tapping from the off and you really can’t help clap along joining in where you can. This has to be one of the most enjoyable tribute bands I have seen, with a mythical magical feel to their music that just carried me away.
I was in the palm of their hands long before the interval. Their jovial banter with each other and the audience gave a wonderful feel to an evening of pure talented entertainment. There were even a few tunes in there that I knew! Try and stop me seeing them again, I was carried away for the whole show and was left wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and the whole crowd with no exceptions were on their feet for a rip-roaring finale.
A very very talented bunch of gentleman who were immensely entertaining. You definitely don’t need to be Irish for a craic with these guys, if they are performing anywhere near you, grab yourself some tickets you won’t be disappointed. A wonderful wonderful show.
Seven Drunken Nights is currently on tour around the UK, for more information and tour dates visit www.sevendrunkennights.com.
For other shows at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury or call the box office on 0844 871 7607.
Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UG | 0844 871 7607