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The Bakewell Bake Off (Durham University Light Opera Group)

By | Published on Monday 10 August 2015


This light-hearted musical comedy, that looks to find the best baker in Bakewell, is sweet but slightly undercooked. Parodying the nation’s favourite cooking contest, you’ll chortle at the baking related puns and saucy innuendos, though it never quite reaches its full potential. Performers play a variety of contestants of all shapes, sizes, genders, races and religions, but the issue of acceptance and coming together as a community isn’t really solved. The cast showcase their vocal talent, notably Imogen Coutts playing Sister Mary, but on the whole the acting seems a bit superficial. Directed with slightly too much of a panto vibe for my taste, ‘The Bakewell Bake Off’ is entertaining but could use an extra pinch of salt.

C venues, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Withers]