ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

The Ring Of Stones (t-Chi Productions in association with Brierley / Robinson Music)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This musical follows the historical tale of the northern village of Eyam, which, during the 17th Century, was affected by the bubonic plague; it’s the village famous for placing a ring of stones around the exterior so that no one would enter or leave the area. Sadly, this musical falls short of the compelling journey its tale promises. This is a shame, because all twenty-two original songs are sung with great enthusiasm by the cast, but the singers are unfortunately often drowned by the booming music. This means that jokes and even basic melody is often difficult to hear. Even with a likeable rogue for a narrator, the joy in this musical is, unlike the plague of the story, barely infectious.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 16 – 20 Aug, 4.15pm (5.50pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp231.
tw rating 2/5