The Hot Mikado

3 stars

***

Oh dear… The Hot Mikado is usually a great show, full of tongue-in-cheek humour and hot, jazzy music. However this version has been bastardised and chopped more than a pound of mince, squeezing essentially a ‘greatest hits’ version of the show into an hour.

The cast are hard working and energetic, which is good. However even in the fourth row you can’t hear them as the band is far too loud, and for no good reason. Don’t get me wrong, the band are good – just too loud as the cast are unmiced. And the songs are too fast – they’re supposed to be “hot”, not so fast that they lose all musicality.

Such a shame, as there has obviously been a lot of work put into this.

Review by Alan.

C eca, 18:50-19:50.

Until 29th August.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: