I went to see “Aye, Elvis”. It was such good fun. It’s a musical. So poignant , I laughed tears and wept at the pathos. A Scottish woman, leading desperately lonely life, looking after her wheelchair bound mother, working for next to nothing as a checkout girl at the local supermarket, not well educated but the salt of the earth. From Aberdeen. Who have you heard of from Aberdeen? At a local pub karaoke competition she performs an Elvis number. In pure Scottish, if yer ken wha I mean.
Arre ye lonsime ta neet
De ye miss me ta neet
Ah yer sorrie wer driffin apairt
She was awful but she is convicted she has it nailed. She puts her whole heart into it and it was a joy to watch and to listen to. She wins the £20 karaoke prize and emboldened by the win she buys herself a full glittery sequined Elvis jump suit and enters a national Elvis Tribute competition And it is glorious, she puts her heart into it. And it is funny and poignant. But she’s noo good enough. There is a happy romantic ridicules ending full of pathos and Elvis songs. Ahh, its such fun, just what the festival is all about. Five stars from me.