Claudia Aurora said she had a cold; that she was hungry; that she had been on the M25 all day. It was a measure of how composed and stately her performance was that some in the audience were not inclined to believe her. Not that she was in any way a primadonna – when her performance ran over, she asked, rather than demanded, that the lights were dimmed for one more song. Backed by unobtrusive violoncello, jaunty double bass and guitar, she delivered her shimmering set of traditional Portuguese folk music, dramatic and affecting.
Komedia, 27 May