ED2017 4/5 Reviews ED2017 Musical Reviews

2 Become 1 (Kings Head Theatre and Swipe Right)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

This musical was met by an overwhelming response from its audience, and rightly so! Cleverly comic references to modern dating, combined with a nineties aesthetic (and the tragically classic soundtrack of that era), are a recipe for ultimate cheesy fun. The four fabulous women in this story embark on a speed dating adventure, seamlessly switching between dialogue and song and nailing every break-up cliché along the way, all perfectly exaggerated so that we’re constantly laughing at ourselves and them. ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much,’ was a personal favourite, though truthfully every number is performed with equally relentless energy. Comparable to the film ‘Walking On Sunshine’ – every song is a winner and it remains lovably silly throughout.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Emily Mildren]