Seussical

4 stars
****

This was a good, if cut-down, production of this family-friendly and fun musical.

Performed by an adult cast, the singing was generally excellent and it was good to have a cast using mics, although there were often sound issues and sometimes the recorded music was too loud. Also, as Seuss’ material isn’t nearly as popular over here as in the US, the opening storytelling and plot development wasn’t clear at all – all the strange character and place names really need to be told to the audience with more clarity as they often sounded like mis-heard words. And with so many made up words this would really help.

Overall though the cast performed an enjoyable show, the costuming was good and the director made good use of the limited space. Gertrude in particular was excellent.

Review by Alan

theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall
13-18 Aug
12:40-13:55

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