Five of the best interactive musical shows at the Fringe
This article is from 2010.
A veteran of four sell-out seasons at the Fringe Baby Wants Candy returns to show the young musical pretenders how it’s done. The premise is simple: the audience shout out potential titles and the cast improvise an entire show from scratch.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, 7–30 Aug (not 23), 5.35pm, £13–£15 (£11–£13). Previews 5 & 6 Aug, £5.
High-octane, entertaining blend of comedy and musical theatre from this highly acclaimed troupe who are renowned for their ability to think on their feet and turn their talents to any subject and musical style.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–29 Aug (not 18), 10.50pm, £10–£11 (£10–£11). Preview 6 Aug, £6.
Award-winning performer and Fringe regular David Benson teams up with pianist Stewart Nicholls for an hour of show tunes and pub classics. Lyrics are provided and requests are welcome.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 662 6552, 7–30 Aug (not 18, 25), 5pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews until 6 Aug, £5.
The first ever nationwide West End Glee Club finals are a mere week away and Sears Basset college still has to find a solo performer. Four hopefuls audition and the audience gets to decide on the lucky singers in this show jam-packed full of songs from some of the best-loved musicals.
Zoo Roxy, 662 6892, 8–30 Aug (not 16), 7pm, £12 (£10.50). Previews 6 & 7 Aug, £10 (£9).
The Broadway musical that will even appeal to those who would usually give such things a vast body swerve. This troupe of talented Aussie performers create a hilarious and preposterous musical every night based on suggestions from the audience.
The Famous Spiegeltent, 667 8940, 10–29 Aug (not 16, 23), 6pm, £12 (£10).