‘Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand’ – a real gem in this year’s Theatrefest

There’s clear chemistry in the partnership between Nathan and Ida in a heartwarming and hilarious performance

Upon entering The Baptist Hall, the audience is greeted by a bright and colourful set, as the reds and yellows of the hot dog stand presage the joyful performance that is to come.

Nathan and Ida cheerfully portray a pair of immigrants who come to New York in the hopes of a new and better life. It is a classic premise, but this performance is one of the most heartwarming and hilarious that you will see. There is a clear chemistry in the partnership, and Nathan and Ida’s winning personalities shine through as they present their passionate and hardworking characters.

It is not just Nathan and Ida that we meet, but a whole world of quirky characters. Our two actors give all of their energy to the performance, which operates like a well-oiled machine. Each movement, whether it be a tango, a tussle or a tap dance, is carefully crafted and performed. Even actions that happen off-stage are clear in the minds of the audience thanks to the expressions of the actors.

The reaction from the audience is often the best way to deduce the quality of a show, and the audience of Nathan and Ida’s Hot Dog Stand were loving it. The room was filled with laughter throughout, which is a testament to the hard work that Nathan and Ida have put in in order to entertain their audience.

This show is a real gem in this year’s Theatrefest, and it is guaranteed to brighten your day and put a smile on your face.

By Seraphina Allard-Bridge

‘Nathan & Ida’s Hot Dog Stand’ is on at The Baptist Hall on Saturday at 7.15pm

Age 12+

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