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Timpson: The Musical (Gigglemug Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

Turns out you’re not the only one who saw those ‘shoe repair and key cutting’ shops and wondered how those two things ended up in the same building: Gigglemug Theatre have written an entire musical about it. In Victorian London, Monty Montashoe and Keeleigh Keypulet (it’s all like that) are the star-crossed children of warring families, desperate to succeed as inventors. Honestly it’s better than it sounds – co-writers Chris Baker and Sam Cochrane are excellent in all the ancillary roles, Sabrina Messer displays great comic timing as Keeleigh, and the songs bop along nicely. If you can stomach a few groan-worthy jokes and a plot that barely qualifies as an afterthought, you’ll have fun. The audience at C definitely did.

C, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]