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Decomposed! My Brother’s Turning Into A Zombie (The Pleasance and Classical Mayhem)

By | Published on Sunday 24 August 2014

I hadn’t read the blurb or a press release before attending this show, and to be honest, I was expecting something a bit gorier; I suspect there might have been others who hadn’t especially read the blurb properly, either, given the preponderance of nine year old boys in attendance. Not that the lack of gore actually mattered, because this was a highly entertaining, silly show, even if the ‘zombie’ is more metaphorical than actual, and the title ‘decomposed’ is a punning one, for the story is about musicians, and the musical’s numbers were all set to classical music. The cast of two give a delightfully endearing performance, and I feel sure they could be setting up a life-long love of classical in at least some of the children they perform to.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]