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Sleepover (Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

CUMTS’s original musical is a comedic insight into the cliches of a girl’s ‘Sleepover’. The set’s cosy childish den, embellished with Cath Kidston prints, greatly contrasted with the conversations about ‘pegging’ that occurred within it. The musical highlights were Jenny’s opening song and emotional ballad which hinted at her past of sexual assault. ‘White Man Ban’, however, was quite aggressive and uncomfortable and when directed to a young white man in the audience, felt like a personal attack. At times, the other songs felt like they came to a slightly sudden and premature close and the audience were unsure whether they had ended or not. However, the musical effectively reflected the stifled questions and concerns of teenagers in the modern world.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | Juliette Willis