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Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area (Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

With a full band and five-man cast, ‘Unexpected…’ is an absurd comedy musical set in a local supermarket. Each character is well developed with their own story arc underpinning the main tale of someone trying to have the store closed down. There are no weak cast members and each one’s contribution is impressive, whether that’s through vocals, comic timing, facial expressions or dance skills. The recurring tune ‘Fish Cake’ is a particular highlight musically, showcasing some beautiful harmonies and, though none of the other songs are as catchy as you might hope for, you’ll find yourself bobbing along nevertheless. The tight choreography, impressive vocals and excellent band make for a polished and hilarious production.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Natalie Holman]