All of Me

Stephanie Antonopoulos, a singer and performer from a young age, is a veteran of Eisteddfods and musical theatre, and in this show she shows off her repertoire of songs – including the titular jazz standard, in the style of Ella Fitzgerald. A gutsy performer, not afraid to throw herself into genres she's not entirely proficient in, Antonopoulos puts on a reasonably solid performance.

All of Me is mostly Antonopoulos reliving her extra-curricular activities as a school student. Recalling her earlier triumphs in music theatre, she layers costume upon costume – a brave decision in this heat – until she emerges in full flight as a sequinned Calamity Jane/mermaid/witch hybrid. It was one of my favourite moments of the show, second only to her rendition of "If You Hadn't, But You Did" – which was pitch perfect, partly in thanks to her talented co-star Josh.

When an artist titles a show All of Me, however, I expect it to be about them. That I will learn a little about their life – their triumphs and failures, their hopes and fears, their quirks and flaws. I expect original compositions, or at least emotive re-workings of popular songs. (And, no, performing "I'm With You" with a terrible, terrible attempt at a Lily Allen impersonation doesn't count.) I want to become acquainted with the artist, rather than get a run-down of their curriculum vitae.

At one point, Antonopoulos referred to a significant personal event – meeting and falling in love with her current boyfriend – and said she would include that story in her next show. All of Me was entertaining, and I'm sure fans of music theatre will get a lot from it, but her as-yet-unnamed future show sounds like something that might work as a more memorable and interesting show.

★★★

For show times and to book tickets, see the Fringe guide.