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The Mould That Changed The World (Charades Musicals)

By | Published on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Antimicrobial resistance is a hot topic, and this production had the budget, the strong cast, and the sold-out audiences to turn it into something special. It’s just a shame that it was let down by bad writing, composition and direction – it was, in a word, unoriginal. The libretto and score reminded me of so many other forgettable musicals, and there was no sense of insight into anything the audience wouldn’t already know about Alexander Fleming or MRSA. The chorus felt dispensable, just standing in the same place each time they came on stage, and there was no attempt at character development or any hint of a human relationship. I was disappointed to see such a badly-written attempt at an interesting concept.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Ela Portnoy]