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Alzheimer’s The Musical: A Night To Remember! (Prospect Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2011

Ever wondered what ‘The Golden Girls’ might be like if it’d been made in Australia? Well, here’s your answer: a delightfully filthy, silly and entertaining hour of songs and sketches from Australia’s oldest swingers. Ostensibly telling the story of three ladies growing old on both sides of the line of grace, the plot is little more than a theme to get the jokes flowing — and flow they do, with the highlight being a birds-and-the-bee’s ‘chat’ from a forgetful grandmother. Lovely moments like this abound, cheekily toying with the perceived innocence of the stereotypical grandmother. It’s let down by a couple of deflated musical numbers, but ultimately, this is a whole mess of fun.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 16, 23), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £9.50 – £11.50, fpp39.
tw rating 4/5