ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Music Box

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

A number of different improv acts at the Fringe coming together to produce a musical is a promising premise. Our musical was set on the moon, with two female astronauts desperate for some intergalactic love, a robot with no job satisfaction and two disco loving aliens; it was joyfully silly with little touches that showed just how clever these improv types are. The acting was solid, and although the plot was confusing at times, I found myself engrossed, and enjoying the hastily drawn, but endearing characters. The songs, however, could have been slicker and more imaginative. Improvised comedy works best when the cast seem to be connected by an almost psychic link – sadly, this was the fundamental missing ingredient.

C soco, 4 – 29 Aug (not 15), 2.45pm (3.40pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp123.
tw rating 3/5