Beards! Beards! Beards! (Trick Of The Light Theatre)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
‘Beards! Beards! Beards!’ is a strange beast. It’s delightfully liberal, as a young girl with two dads sets out on a quest to get her own beard. It ends, as you’d expect, with the cheerful realisation that we live in a “socially progressive world” and we’re all free to present ourselves however we choose. The problem, unfortunately, is in the execution. It’s incredibly wordy for the 8+ rating, and Trick of the Light try to do too much in an hour: from a rapping Henry the Eight and a petulant Darwin, via Shakespeare, Rasputin, Lincoln and many more. The songs (particularly the appropriately barbershop harmonies) and constant beard puns are a nice touch, but this production is in need of a serious trim.
Assembly Roxy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Gemma Scott]