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ED2012 Musicals Review: Bat Boy (Durham University Light Opera Group)

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This self-styled mocky horror musical revolves around Edgar the bat boy. Durham University Light Opera Group take advantage of their whole stage, using ladders to create scenes from a dingy bat cave to the town hall, showing his journey from cave-dweller to acceptance into the civilised town of Hope Falls, finding out about his family history along the way. The accents were dodgy and things fell apart, yet somehow it all added to the panto-like hilarity of the show. Special mention goes to the facial expressions of the cast, especially the Sheriff and Edgar, as they beautifully punctuated punchlines and quips throughout the entire performance. Great fun, and even better when you don’t take the whole thing seriously and embrace even the weirdest of scenes.

C, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 9.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Claire Hoyda]

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