Famished (2 stars)

This article is from 2007.

Night of the singing zombies

In this hammed-up musical, as our heroine awaits the safe return of her lover from some faraway land, singing/dancing zombies hit Victorian London.

While some of the script of this piece (which has the air of a high school play about it) may have been funny, if you sit further back than the front row you’ll never know, as the overly loud musical accompaniment and inadequate articulation prevent much of it from being heard. While it may be a comedy, there’s no excuse for singing that’s liable to make you glad of excess earwax build-up. This reviewer can only assume that, unless those surrounding her in the auditorium had joined the legions of the undead, some people appeared to find this play hilariously funny, so go if you must but don’t say that you haven’t been warned.

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  • 2 stars

Hammed up musical in which a woman awaits the safe return of her lover from some far-away land, while singing dancing zombies hit the streets of Victorian London. Overly loud musical accompaniment and bad singing drown out any humour that may be eked out of this premise. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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