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#1 abs2512

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

I was lucky enough to see this last night at The Riverside Studio in Hammersmith.

It really was one of the most bizzare musicals I have seen but with some very catchy numbers with excellent singing and dancing.

The only way I could do this production justice is to say bizzare but brilliant.

Go see it with an open mind - do not expect to fully understand what is going on, just sit back, relax and laugh - but a word of warning - if you are sitting on the coffee tables get your dancing shoes on and be prepared to play a small part in this production
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

That sums the show up well I think. Very enjoyable.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

There is a thread on this somewhere else, but you're right abs2512 it is bizarre and brilliant, we loved it and I raved extensively on my blog http://www.frontrowd...-sunday-13.html
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Saw the show last month and I thought it was so much fun! It's sweet, silly, very funny, the actors were great (the lead girl in particular has a wonderful voice), the tunes are catchy and the musical is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It's a shame not many people seemed to know about this particular production (I admit I'd never been to Riverside Studios myself before venturing over there for this musical), which means that it wasn't very full when I went. Hopefully this got better later on in the run? They certainly deserved a packed audience!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

The location of this venue is out of the way though. It was my first visit when I saw this show and it was not busy.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Been to see this twice. Fantastic show with lots of singing and dancing excellently performed. It is like a series of comedy sketches which you will enjoy. The venue at the Riverside studios is lovely and is well worth a visit. Only on till the beginning of March.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

I've seen this show 3 times already; the last was this production at the Riverside 2 years ago.

We're taking friends to see it on 24 Feb. It is utterly charming; as has been said, the audience must suspend beilef for a couple of hours. Do that, and a magical time will be had by all.

Highly recommended (and I am a theatregoer pure and simple - I have nothing to do with the production, in case you ask).
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostFlorence, on 18 February 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Been to see this twice. Fantastic show with lots of singing and dancing excellently performed. It is like a series of comedy sketches which you will enjoy. The venue at the Riverside studios is lovely and is well worth a visit. Only on till the beginning of March.
I went on Saturday: third time I have seen this year's production.  I saw it four times when it was on two years ago.  I think it is such a lovely show with an excellent cast.  I am glad there are lots of people in the current production who were in it last time.
I hope to get to see it one more time before it closes.




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