"How can I make my friends into feminists?" ran one of the more odd questions put to Amanda Palmer during a question-and-answer session in the middle of this show. One answer (if you happen to be an globally adored cabaret artist) is probably not gaze adoringly at your fantasy author husband for two hours in public. Palmer and Gaiman fit together, though, and this informal joint show was skilfully worked to appeal to both of their fanbases.
They opened on a cover of "Makin' Whoopee", Palmer on a ukulele, Gaiman raising laughs for having no singing voice. Their senses of humour and tenderly judged drama are well-matched, with Gaiman contributing songs and stories (a deceptively formal version of Leon Payne's "Psycho"; an excerpt from his next novel The Ocean At The End Of The Lane) and Palmer, glass of wine in hand at the piano, bringing a stylish touch to her own songs alongside versions of "Another Suitcase, Another Hall" from Evita and Dille Keane's wonderful "Look Mummy, No Hands".Reuse content