ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Sex, Lies And Eurovision (Practical Magic Theatre Company)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Turning 40 is the catalyst for reforming “the band” and reuniting this motley crew of unforgettable characters. Serious Neil, camp Tony, immature Stevie and sarcastic Jan revisit long-buried secrets while pursuing their twenty-year dream of being Eurovision champions. This comedy about getting older without forgetting how you got there will leave your face sore from smiling; Practical Magic deserves a standing ovation for its stupendous casting, clever set designs and fresh writing, the colloquialisms throughout which add texture without being jarring. This Scottish comedy-drama has something in it for most, though it may be hard for an under-25 audience to fully appreciate it. Find out what gets in the way of Eurovision glory in this charming play. You won’t want it to end.

Spotlites at The Merchants’ Hall, Aug 6 – 13, 7.10pm (8.40pm), £9.00 – £10.00, fpp296.
tw rating 5/5