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The Extras Strike Back: A Musical Tribute To The Forgotten Heroes Of Star Wars (Glenn And Gehm)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

They’re only human, these Star Wars Extras. Well, not the Trash Worm or… ok, not human, but full of human passion and hope. The tone was set by the excited Trash Worm thrilled to be working on the Death Star. And who were the main characters before the glory days? Perhaps a hairdresser or someone in love with a different species who disturbingly loves them back. There’s real chemistry between the three performers with clever, distinctly individual stage personalities that sweep the audience into their world. It’s not for young children because of the inevitably dodgy light sabre references – an entire song – but you don’t need to be a geek to enjoy this daft, excellently written and performed cabaret.

Greenside at Riddles Court, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]