REVIEW: AJ Holmes: Yeah, But Not Right Now – 4½*

REVIEW: AJ Holmes: Yeah, But Not Right Now – 4½*

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Written by Sarah Exton

Review date: 5th August 2019

‘Book of Mormon’ star AJ Holmes has put his relationship with Broadway on hold to make his solo debut at Edinburgh Fringe; and I’m so glad he did.

Whether a StarKid fan or not, as long as you like Comedy and Music, then this show will not disappoint. Filled with catchy tunes, beautiful harmonies, clever and funny lyrics that are all linked together with an authentic narrative – AJ Holmes is clearly a natural born performer.

In an intimate room at Underbelly, the time spent with AJ really does feel special; it’s not surprising that he’s already selling out. Yeah, there may have been a few technical glitches, and the use of a loop pedal during one song did seem to end rather abruptly, but apart from that, it’s a struggle to try and fault this show. From a lovely opening number sharing the title of the show, AJ gives us insight into himself, his family, his sudden shot into the Broadway spotlight, and how that affected his relationships. There are many elements to the show that audience members will find intriguing and relatable.

This is definitely one of the strongest debut shows I’ve seen so far, and I urge you to catch AJ before he sells out. Go in with a willingness to sing along, and it’ll make the experience even more magical. I’ve never been more excited to see where someone’s career will go.

Catch AJ while you still can at Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Dancer), every day (except the 12th) at 4:30PM. Grab your tickets here:

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August 8th, 2019

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