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AnimAlphabet: The Musical (Hit The Mark Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Right, so reggae frog, jazz giraffe, waltzing elephant, rapping donkey and showtunes cockatoo, among others, hang out on a tropical island, reliant on a metronome to help them keep time for their special song. One day they annoy it and it vanishes, releasing the dastardly duck whose mission is to eliminate all sound. So the cockatoo has to go round fetching musical notes from the animals so they can restore the scale and put the duck back behind, er, bars. Oh look, never mind. The plot is simultaneously needlessly complex yet gossamer thin, but this is visually entertaining, eventful, child-friendly stuff exploring a range of musical styles through various catchy numbers – I was only occasionally willing the duck to succeed.

Pleasance Dome, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]