Sunday, 1 June 2014

Ushers


Ushers: the Front of House musical, Charing Cross Theatre - reviewed on 31st May
 
Ushers takes an irreverent look into the world of front of house theatre staff. The effect, complete with numerous jokes about Les Miserables, audience members and ticket prices, is both clever and laugh-out-loud funny. Delving into the lives of six leading characters (all out of work performers), there is romance, frustration, programme sales, gay kisses and even a vengeful manager.
 
Yiannis Koutsakos’s music is well-written with some catchy songs which are performed brilliantly by the cast. My only complaint is the rushed and over-simplistic ending to the plot. This aside, Ushers is a fun and engaging musical that is well worth watching.

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