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Scream Phone (Swipe Right Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

Based on the retro game Dream Phone, ‘Scream Phone’ introduces three girls at a sleepover, about to experience a night they’ll never forget. Receiving several spooky calls on an oversized pink phone about a mysterious admirer, the characters explore who they think might “fancy” them and why. Boasting parodies of classic 80s hits such as ‘Material Girl’, the musical amply showcases the cast’s impressive vocals: the harmonies, solos and choral work are all flawless and add a lot to the overall polish and professionalism of this well-written production. Like an 80s mash-up of ‘Mean Girls’, ‘Clueless’ and ‘Scream’, this spoof horror musical will have you in fits of laughter, on the edge of your seat and in admiration throughout.

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