Mustard Doesn't Go With Girls 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 11, Aug 2019
Mustard Doesn’t Go With Girls is a beautifully performed musical for the whole family. The show begins in a library, where the librarian (a crocodile!) finds and reads a book. It tells the story of a town called Bow-on-Tie, where “girls are girls, and boys are boys”. Boys are supposed to be brave and strong, and girls are supposed to need saving. The mayor of the town is an evil crocodile called Croc Madam, who likes to eat four children every week: two boys (spicy!) and two girls (sweet!).
This show has been the highlight of our Fringe so far. It is clever, funny, thought provoking and uplifting. The performers were all excellent and engaging. The songs were beautifully performed, and the actors were very slick with costume and set changes.
The villain, Croc Madam, is probably the best villain you will see this year, although all the characters were excellent. My favourite was the schoolteacher while my seven-year-old loved the heroine of the story, the brave and clever Abigail.
This show is suitable for all the family and grown ups will love it as much as children. Could not recommend it enough.
Reviewed by Claire
Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 11-12, 14-23