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Musical Theatre @ George Square Two
‘Chat! - The Internet Musical’ turned out to have everything I thought it would lack: talent, insight, and scope for amusement. It’s an unconventional compliment, but a compliment none the less.
Musical Theatre @ George Square
Why one would embark on composing a musical based around a string of dated sexual innuendoes is beyond me, but Indiscarf have attempted it and it shows this month on George Square. The cast are clearly enjoying themselves and revel in the scrappy nature of the production, but even so ‘Makeshift Man’ and other such admissions of haphazardness failed to win my heart.
Just as a few glasses of Pinot Grigio have made Scott Mills do some things against his better judgement, here I am with a glass in hand, thinking of giving Scott Mills: the Musical five stars.
As we took our seats, my colleague, having been jostled by over-excited female fans, decried it “almost hysteria,” and it was. It was like being at a Radio 1: One Big Sunday, waiting for Blue to appear in 2002 (though more on that later).
Augustine’s @ 41 George IV Bridge
Two thirty is a ridiculous time for a cabaret, a fact Peter Straker himself admits, through one of his many on-stage alter egos. However, he gives the show his all, and really belts out his huge repertoire of show tunes (the showiness increases dramatically as the performance goes on).
Scott Mills has handed control of his musical over to his Radio One listeners, and what started as a prank has taken on a life of its own.