The Improv Musical (Music Theatre Warwick)
By Jon Stapley | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
In the ever-more-crowded field of improvised musicals, this offering doesn’t do much to stand out from the crowd, but still does what it does with style and verve. The cast do a sterling job of accommodating the audience’s ludicrous suggestions – last night we saw Frosty the Snowman fall in love with Satan inside a man’s brain. And somehow it worked! An audience-requested R&B number was the unequivocal highlight of the show, handled superbly by the two actors, though I do think making the audience raise their hands to offer suggestions feels a bit prissy, and kills the madcap improv energy somewhat. If you’ve ever seen an improvised musical before, you’ll know exactly what to expect, but you’ll still have a good time.
C, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]