Happily Never After (The Maydays)
By John Sampson | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016
The Maydays look like a group that could provide a suitably spooky homage to Tim Burton, but their show sadly lacked any of the substance. Instead, what prevailed was a stultifying, improvised musical about a farmer, with the plot meandering along the path of a classic boy-meets-girl love story. It was surprising to see that the company didn’t take any improv suggestions from the crowd, which would have helped to spice up proceedings, though they found a small salvation in their snappy musical accompaniment. Overall, whilst there were fleeting moments of humour, the piece generally came across as silly and banal. Maybe their title was onto something after all.
Just The Tonic at the Caves, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [John Sampson]