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Gobsmell – The Musical (Amerrycan Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

A dentist’s office was always going to be a strange setting place for a musical. Gobsmell brings such a dichotomy to life as it outlines in comedic detail the experience of Travis, an American dentist, in the titular sleepy Yorkshire village. However this interesting premise is let down by a collection of disjointed and uninspiring songs performed with some difficulty by the cast who, it was clear, were unused to dealing with such material. This was a shame as the spoken sections of the piece were often humorous and poignant. Special credit should go to the three young people in the show who delivered slick and amusing performances, keeping pace with the adults. A musical that really ought to just be a play, Gobsmell is disappointing and does not fulfil its potential.

theSpace @ Niddry Street, until 24 Aug, 3.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Christie Rolley]