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Got A Text: A Musical Parody (Round Three Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2019

Parodying the famous ITV2 reality TV show, ‘Got a Text’ sees eight singletons search for love on an island in the sun. From the moment you enter, videos are playing introducing each character, which works very well and is an instantly recognisable nod to the TV show. While the songs are catchy, there are large sections of the show with no music; I would like to have seen a few more songs in there. That being said, the lyrics were well written, particularly ‘Millennial’ – a parody of ‘Hard Knock Life’ from ‘Annie’. The production felt slightly underdeveloped and under-rehearsed however, and there were moments in the choral singing where the cast weren’t in unison.

Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]