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Musicals 2017 Archives - One4Review

Aria Entertainment and Flying Music: The Toxic Avenger, 4 stars ****

August 26, 2017 |

If you mix Little Shop of Horrors with Bat Boy, Rocky Horror and Urinetown you will get a good idea of what this show is aiming for. It’s fast, funny and must have one of the highest production values of … Read More

Pindar Theatre Performers: Spring Awakening, 3 stars ***

August 26, 2017 |

Spring Awakening, love it or hate it, is always popular at the Fringe and this production was no exception.

Staging was good, using this small venue to its best advantage with the cast always staying on stage and becoming a … Read More

University of Manchester Musical Theatre Society: Godspell, 4 stars ****

August 26, 2017 |

Godspell is one of those shows where, if you don’t know what is going on, you’re better off not wondering why people dressed in raincoats and wellies are singing to ‘Jesus’ and just sit back and enjoy the music! And … Read More

Beyond Broadway Productions: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, 5 stars *****

August 22, 2017 |

It’s great to see this show make a return to the Fringe after many years and Beyond Broadway Productions do an excellent job of squeezing every ounce of entertainment from the piece. Set in, well, an American Trailer Park we … Read More

STL CityWorks: Creatives, 2 stars **

August 22, 2017 |

Creatives is probably one of the most contrived pieces of musical theatre I’ve seen. Set in some sort of college song-writing class, they have been given the task to write a new song themselves but to actually perform one of … Read More

Fat Rascal Theatre: Buzz: A New Musical, 4 stars ****

August 20, 2017 |

This award-winning show promises to guide us through the history of the vibrator and whilst it does indeed do that, it comes across more simply as a story about relationships. But it does this very well, it is very slick … Read More

Durham University Light Opera Group: Edges, 3 stars ***

August 20, 2017 |

‘Edges’ returns to the Fringe in a capable production by Fringe veterans DULOG. This is the song cycle made famous by ‘the Facebook song’ and whilst it was originally written in a rush, it was later revised and tidied up … Read More

Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society: SiX, 5 stars *****

August 20, 2017 |

Wow, truly blown away by this tour de force of girl-power-meets-Hamilton. Essentially, the six wives of Henry VIII are resurrected as a modern-day pop group called SiX, taking it in turns to tell their story through song and having a … Read More

Strong and Stable Productions: Brexit the Musical, 4 stars ****

August 16, 2017 |

It had to happen – the musical of course, not the Brexit. Here we have all of the main protagonists in caricature giving us the salient points of the whole messy Brexit story so far. Even if politics isn’t your … Read More

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, 5 stars *****

August 16, 2017 |

Thrill Me is based on the true story of two would-be law students in the 1920s and their crime sprees which inevitably lead to murder, both as a way to satisfy a need as well as to create the ‘perfect’ … Read More