The night was concluded with nominee for Best Newcomer at London Cabaret Awards, Celia Delaney. Bringing a Devon crowd with her, despite her claims that “a decade in Devon was enough”, her mixture of comedy and sadness created some poignant moments amongst the laughter. Her original songs, including a send up of Les Miserables’ ‘On My Own’ in relation to the London housing market, were particularly inspired.
A Younger Theatre
Celia Delaney reflects on the desperation of being a 40-something singleton... In a performance filled with dark comedy and vocalised in sultry and flirtatious jazz styles, her biggest achievement was her suggestively predatory and anger-fuelledinterpretation of Adele lyrics to tell the story of internet dating, which propelled her concept to astounding heights.Distinctive, dark & hilarious.
Very warm and funny!
View from the Gods
The upwards trajectory was maintained by Confidential’s final act and nominee for Best Newcomer at London Cabaret Awards, Celia Delaney. Comedy rewrites of songs from Les Miserables and the like were made her own with an ability and originality that saw me out with a smile.
Theatre Full Stop
Lyrically, she’s razor sharp, with a beautiful eye for evocative imagery can clever rhymes, coupled with a whip crack tongue that nimbly dances over syllables and glottal stops.A consistently funny act.
London City Nights
Celia is just AMAZING!! Until you actually hear her, it’s hard to explain exactly how good she is. She just has this funny, graceful way of putting things – she just has this natural knack. By being so honest and using her own life as material, she also teachesus about ourselves.
Judith Brady Audience member, Man Found!