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Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical (Sloshed Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

As the doors opened, we were welcomed aboard this pirate-y musical adventure by the cast, who were scattered throughout the room improvising with the audience and creating a friendly atmosphere. The musical numbers were well written (notably the title song), but the actor-musicianship felt stapled on to a performance heavily reliant upon the pianist (who wasn’t an actor) and the backing tracks. Though the overall story and characters were amusing, it felt like many of the in jokes shared between the cast should have remained in the rehearsal room, as they just weren’t funny for the audience. While I don’t think it has reached its full potential yet, ‘Piramania!’ was an enjoyable, slightly absurd performance with great songs and production value.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Natalie Holman]