Monday, 10 November 2014

Forbidden Broadway

Forbidden Broadway, Vaudeville Theatre - reviewed on 5th November
 
Photo: Alastair Muir
Four very talented performers mock an array of popular musicals and stage stars in Forbidden Broadway. Singing the shows’ songs with revised lyrics – complaining of virtually everything from neck pain caused by heavy headdresses to child exploitation – the result is laugh-out-loud funny.

I enjoyed imitations of Once (pictured), Wicked, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables and many other shows.  But some sections, particularly those based on individual performers, went over my head as I had no frame of reference for the originals.

If you like humour and musical theatre, Forbidden Broadway is a fun way to enjoy both, though only the most devoted fans will follow the show in its entirety.

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