ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Children's Shows Reviews

Charming! (Act II Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

“Yes,” announced the woman in the goggles. “I am a frog.” It’s a pity she had to explain. Despite having worse sets and costumes than a primary school’s Christmas play, this production of ‘Charming!’ – a backwards fairy-tale – was not without its good points. These were primarily to be found in the writing; there were several very good jokes hidden in the somewhat formulaic storyline: Prince, frog… you get the idea. Unfortunately, the songs were dreadful, with much of the singing flat, the lyrics unimaginative and the tunes irritating. The acting was entertaining, however, and there were attempts to get the young audience involved, which, with a little development could be very effective. ‘Charming!’ was charming only at times.

theSpaces at Surgeon’s Hall, dates vary, times vary, £6.00 – £7.00, fpp20.
tw rating 2/5