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35mm – A Musical Exhibition (As Told By Productions and Greenwich Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

If you have a vehement hatred of the hit TV show ‘Glee’, then avoid this like the plague. ‘35mm’ takes the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and asks how many a song is worth. It’s composed entirely of songs, with projected photographs inspiring each one, but I’m not sure it achieves its potential. The images aren’t “stunning” as promised and there’s a bias towards the clichéd love story (a song about a guardian angel accompanied by a solitary tear had me reaching for a bucket). That said, this audience was the most enraptured I’ve seen at the Fringe and I was the only one in the front row not standing to applaud. Not for me, but I was hideously outnumbered.

Bedlam Theatre, until 24 Aug (not 12), 6.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Holly Sharp]