ED2011 2/5 Reviews ED2011 Musical Reviews

You Want Me To Do What?! (Shriber Theatricals – New York)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Basing this show on her life experiences, Mary Lou Shriber describes her role, conflicts and dilemmas as a nurse through both speech and song. In this world debut performance, she conveys her emotions with ample passion and confidence, however, her best efforts at engaging the audience were mostly unsuccessful. This is meant to be a comedy musical, but there was no sign of laughter from an unresponsive and somewhat bored audience, while the ineffective lighting effects are at best odd and distracting. There are moments when Shriber’s strong vocals genuinely bring the performance to life, but they are few and far between. Unless you have a strong preference for moody, contemplative content, go for something more light-hearted instead.

C eca, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 3.15pm (4.10pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp235.
tw rating 2/5