Scales Of The Unexpected are not the most original musical comedy act out there (other people have also figured out that pop songs use similar chord progressions), but they are certainly one of the most fun. Lampooning pop music may not be a challenging feat, but Scales of the Unexpected do it with such unabashed and infectious confidence that it would be impossible to watch them stony-faced. Their literal choreography numbers were carefully, well, choreographed and showcased the group’s ample talents as performers as well as lyricists. Their segues were seamless and their excellent comic timing filled the space between songs, while the songs themselves were an hilariously tongue-in-cheek take on the pop genre through the medium of classic cabaret!
Gilded Balloon at Third Door, 1-26 Aug, 10.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lewis Wade]