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Musicals 2017 Archives - One4Review

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

Magnificent Bastard Productions: Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 5 stars *****

August 16, 2017 |

This was brilliant! It’s not quite ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but has the gist of the plot including songs from Wicked and The Wiz for example. The small cast play all the characters, the musician and the host but the … Read More

Tiger House Theatre: Doctor Faustus, 2 stars **

August 14, 2017 |

This is a modern setting of Christopher Marlowe’s classic Faust. The main proponents are here, Mephistopheles, Lucifer etc. but set in a contemporary pharmaceutical world where the protagonists are mainly female. This appears to be one of the reasons for … Read More

Car Crash Productions: American Idiot, 3 stars ***

August 14, 2017 |

I missed their production last year so it was nice to see Car Crash Productions returning to the Fringe this year with their production of Green Day’s trendy hit, American Idiot.

First of all I have to mention the live … Read More

Colla Voce Theatre: Buried: A New Musical, 5 stars *****

August 14, 2017 |

Well this is different! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the title, but the description gives you a better idea. Two seemingly normal people who just so happen to kill their dates end up on a date together … Read More

2 Become 1 – King’s Head Theatre & Swipe Right – 4****

August 12, 2017 |

Jess is distraught since splitting up with her boyfriend. Her friends Mandy (the hopeless romantic), Molly (the quirky one) and Charlie (the sex kitten) rally round to cheer her up, trying to give her some advise from the Bible that … Read More

Car Crash Productions: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 3 stars ***

August 11, 2017 |

Based on the film of the same name, ‘Priscilla’ the musical is a joyous and uplifting tale of acceptance and understanding. And a bus. However it’s a hard show to pull off in the Fringe.

This is an obviously inexperienced … Read More

Disclosure Group: Porn, 1 star *

August 11, 2017 |

A few years ago there was “Porn, the Musical” in the Fringe, a fabulous piece from Malta which had excellent production values, catchy tunes and lyrics which should really have won an award. This ‘Porn’ though, sadly, has none of … Read More

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Atlantic: America and the Great War, 5 stars *****

August 11, 2017 |

One of two new shows sharing similar themes, Atlantic: America and the Great War follows the lives of two sisters as one leaves for war one one stays behind. The story is slightly confusing at the start but soon settles … Read More