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The Selfish Gene: The Musical (BEX Productions)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Some things in life are just meant to be together: fish and chips; gin and tonic; Marks and Spencer; genealogical science and musical theatre… right? Okay, so Richard Dawkins isn’t your average inspirational figure for a musical, but the impressive amount of information crammed in between the jokes and jazz hands of ‘The Selfish Gene: The Musical’ makes it a thoroughly engaging show. Though the production is not exceptional musically, the BEX Productions quintet do well to power their way through over an hour of cheesy but tuneful numbers, accompanied by a generally tight three-piece band. So, after a lukewarm start, acting skills prevail to deliver a lively and enthusiastic performance in this highly entertaining romp.

Zoo Roxy, Aug 5 – 20 (not 15) 12.30pm (1.40pm) £5.00 -£9.00, fpp232.
tw rating 3/5