ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

The Melody Blog (Pandora’s Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Twins Melody and Harmony have been raised to speak through music, singing and guitar playing, respectively. Their evil father Vincent streams their lives through an online blog for profit, and without their knowledge, and Melody yearns for escape. Performed mainly in song, jumping between a press conference with Vincent, and snap shots of Melody’s life, it’s a funny, tragic, perfect marvel. Good musicals tend to be long, whereas this is great at half the length, and for such a short play, the characters are either well rounded or well played enough to give the plot an emotional punch. The songs are beautifully lyrical and span several musical genres, and the accompanying dances are energetically choreographed. There’s simply nothing to complain about.

Zoo Roxy, 15 – 27 Aug, 6.30pm (7.30pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp228.
tw rating 5/5