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The Sixpence brothers present… Gorden Sixpence – He is music! (The Sixpence Brothers)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

‘Gordon sixpence’, a musical consisting of pop covers, follows a man who speaks only in song and has written every pop hit of the last five decades, only to wake up one day and discover all his hard work has been stolen. The story is dramatic enough to keep the audience interested, but is ultimately used to hold together the music, a common problem with pop-based musicals. The performances range from enjoyable to occasionally lacklustre, without quite enough energy to breath life into songs we’ve heard a hundred times before. But despite some shortcomings, the audience gets into the spirit, and there’s a real sense that the performers are having a thoroughly good time.

The Scotsman Hotel, until 16 Aug (not 7), 6.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Julian Joseph]