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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Why Not? Musical Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

Ever been in love? Ever had it ripped away? Well you’re not alone. The young cast from Why Not? take you on a journey through life and the tribulations of finding – or losing – that special somebody in this established Fringe favourite. From the awkward first date, the condescending happy couple, the daunting nature of parenthood and the gloomy end of relationships through dumping or death, the musical numbers encompass all. At times the 1996 script relies too heavily on gender stereotypes, but it’s a musical after all: caricatures are almost intrinsic to the genre. The struggle to love and be loved is successfully captured in upbeat musical form and, with the exception of the odd dud note, the performance is strong on the whole.

TheSpaces @ Surgeon’s Hall, 5 – 13 Aug (not 7), 5.15pm (6.45pm), £7.00, fpp226.
tw ratings 4/5