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Three To See 2012: New musicals

By | Published on Thursday 26 July 2012

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three new musicals appearing at the Fringe this year.

Street Cries (pictured)
As this one is “loosely inspired” by Dylan Thomas’s ‘Under Milk Wood’, which is, of course, something of an absolute classic, I immediately thought it worth a look. This show, however, is not set in a sleepy village, but a modern metropolis. It’s written and composed by an award-winning writer and features critically acclaimed roots/folk/ska types Moveable Feast. All of which I feel adds up to a recipe for success.
Street Cries, C, 1-27 Aug, 8.25pm, fpp247. www.betweenthelinestheatre.co.uk

Now let’s get this straight, I did not choose this because I need therapy. Not that there’s anything wrong with therapy of course. In fact, I probably will need it once the Fringe finishes, because I’ll undoubtedly be suffering from severe stress issues. Anyway, I chose this show because it’s from the team who brought us ‘The Improvised Musical’, who are really rather good. This, I should point out, is not at all improvised, and is a very serious piece, by the sound of it … beautiful and brutal, according to the blurb.
Therapy, C nova, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 9.00pm, fpp248. www.noshoestheatre.co.uk

The Loves I Haven’t Known
Hmm. I didn’t think about it this way when I chose this show, but that title does actually sound a bit depressing, doesn’t it? Not to worry. I have every faith that this musical will not be depressing at all, as it comes to you from the makers of Fringe hit ‘Tony! The Blair Musical’ and promises uproarious comedy along with these touching tales of lost love. They are also planning to work in some stories from audience members, so this should add a nicely spontaneous touch.
The Loves I Haven’t Known, C nova, 2-18 Aug, 8.40pm, fpp243. www.bushmccluskey.co.uk