Adam and Eve: The Musical - One4Review
one4review | On 25, Aug 2013
5 stars *****
This was a very funny take on the Adam and Eve story by a highly talented cast. The writing by Ben Hales was excellent with some very witty ideas and themes running throughout the show. Who knew a caribou could be so significant or working out how to kiss so funny! And yes of course, eating the forbidden fruit is one of your five a day right enough!
The six-strong cast are fantastic, from playing animals to the devil, double bass to glock and even the sound effects, they have an infectious energy which you just can’t fail to like. A special mention to Gerard McGrath as a luscious devil and Kerry Frampton as an ad-libbing tree, but everyone had their moment in the spotlight as well as being a tight ensemble.
Costuming was suitably tongue-in-cheek, simple and worked well.
The music was excellent too, tuneful and catchy and performed by the actors (sometimes acapella) which worked really well. The singing, often close-harmony, was spot on. I hope this show has a life after the Fringe as it deserves a wider audience.
Review by Alan
Gilded Balloon Teviot
Until 24th August, 12:15-13:15