ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

Apply Within (Modus Operandi Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

In this period of economic discontent, you’d think a topical musical dealing with the road to employment would be a winner. Sadly, you’d be wrong. This musical has the potential for witty social commentary, but songs about CVs and the nervous habits that can develop in an interview waiting-room lyrically leave much to be desired, and are at times overly simple or rely on nonsensical rhymes. The choreography is disastrous – clumsy, poorly executed and not befitting the small space or small-scale production. The performers do their best with the piece and there is some outstanding singing from the two male characters. Ultimately, however, to borrow a phrase from Lord Sugar – ‘Apply Within’, “You’re fired!”

Pleasance Courtyard, 6 – 28 Aug, 1.30pm (2.30pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp224.
tw rating 2/5