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Batman! Holy Spoof Musical Batstravaganza! (Two Shades Of Blue)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This is the show where talented acting, gripping action and creative stage-design go to die. At first I was unsure whether the whole thing was meant to be ironic or completely serious, then it dawned on me that it was intended as a humorous parody of Batman as an anti-hero. If you manage to attune your ears to the half-hearted singing, ignore the amateur dancing and turn a blind eye to the endless litany of appalling puns and innuendos, then it’ll be the clumsy, self-conscious and melodramatic acting that pushes you over the edge. The cast, and some audience members, did revel in their nerdy comic-book paradise, but I for one have died a little inside – something no superhero can save me from.

Paradise In Augustine’s, 23 – 29 Aug, 2.50pm (3.50pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp241.
tw rating 1/5