Brilliant! Absolutely Brilliant!

Director Louis Craig and his cast delivered a difficult show with such perfection that it had the audience hooting with laughter throughout. Difficult because of its subject matter – a futuristic tale where there are no private toilet facilities only public ones owned by a corrupt private company which the show satirises. Even the genre of musical theatre is sent up.

Difficult because it requires a tongue–in-cheek style of acting that is all too easy to overdo. The necessary overacting was delicately balanced and wickedly hilarious.

A fine cast, principals and ensemble, cannot be faulted. Tony Bright leads the way switching from vicious police officer to droll narrator with strong performances from Ollie Wray, Ellie Earl and Neil Sellman whose “Don’t be the Bunny” brought the house down. Elsie Lovelock’s Little Sally was comic underplaying at its best.

The overnight illness of Katy Markey meant that Daniel Walford had to step in to the role of Penelope Pennywise with little preparation and was superb. Although Markey the actress was absent her lively choreography remained with excellent live musical accompaniment.

A clever, inventive production.