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Showchoir! The Musical (One Academy Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Entertainingly camp, but ultimately as shallow as the celebrity culture it mocks, ‘Showchoir! The Musical’ is fun but unfulfilling. Glitzy, joyful song and dance routines can be a bit screechy on the high notes but remain infectiously perky. The young, ensemble cast are generally good, with Victoria Fuller in particular excelling as a lovelorn Midwestern schoolmarm, and there’s an excellent ‘In The Back Row’ number showcasing the supporting actors, although the leads themselves lack punch. Unfortunately the ‘Behind the Façade’ narrative device throttles any character development. Had the cast been allowed to explore their characters more and celebrity TV shows less, they would have fared much better. An enjoyable but unsatisfying hour of cheesy fluff.

C, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29 Aug, 12.00pm (1.00pm), £5.50 – £11.50, fpp233
tw rating 3/5