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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Durham University Light Opera Group)

By | Published on Saturday 16 August 2014

Performed by students of Durham University Light Opera Society, this fringe production is minimal, but magnificent in terms of entertainment and quality. The talented young ensemble are a joy to watch, each performer perfectly cast and successfully mastering both the choreography and singing. The musical centres around an ambitious young business man’s attempts to climb the corporate ladder through a series of clever manipulations as read from a ‘How To’ advice book. Various romantic entanglements and tricky situations provide comic relief, as do the multiple musical numbers. Bookshelves worked as a basic set, though some further additions would have been wonderful. The cast pull off some ambitious dance moves, and the overall timing and pacing was near perfect.

C, until 16 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Keara Barnes]