Techies: The Musical (Guild Musical Theatre Group)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
Rehearsals have started and the technical team are…well, mostly pointing screwdrivers in the general direction of a lightbulb. There are few laughs to be had from this new musical – the performances are of varying quality, but it’s the script that really lets this young cast down. The characters are all lazy stereotypes, from the pushy director to the lighting designer who’s sick of being ignored. And if you’re expecting techie jokes then you’ll be disappointed – there’s not even the slightest mention of Gaffa tape. The writer seems to lack any understanding of what goes on backstage in a professional theatre, which meant that most of the plot just made no sense. If you’re a techie you’ll feel insulted watching this.
theSpace on the Mile, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Gemma Scott]