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Tickle (LAMBCO Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

If you love shows like ‘Rocky Horror’ then this will definitely tickle your fancy. When two boys are stumbled upon by a tickling recruiter, they are introduced to this unique “wholesome sport”, and what follows is a completely extravagant and successful spectacle. The cast members are excellent in their roles and deliver truly accomplished performances, with stellar vocals. Sadly, there are too many musical numbers and the original songs are forgettable, and it feels like the show loses its momentum during the second half as though it is missing transitional moments from the narrative and thus constantly pushing the story too fast. That said, sometimes you need exactly this type of extravagance, and this certainly delivers as it had me tickled with laughter.

C cubed, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Melrose