Friday 10 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Musicals Review: Clinton The Musical (Egdoh Theatre)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Musical Reviews

A raucous, outrageous and sexual affair, ‘Clinton’ isn’t for the faint-hearted. A striptease, sex scandal and jazzy numbers about “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” gave an uproarious take on past American constitution. Making its debut, the show saw a near schizophrenic performance from duo Stephen Arden and John McLarnon – also performing in ‘The Improvised Musical’ – as straight-laced, wife loving, WJ Clinton and scandal loving, sex-crazed Billy. With spectacular performances from Paul Hodge as Kenneth Starr, “double r”, and Ruthie Luff as Hillary, the “strongest teabag you’ll ever know.” Although lyrical timing was a slight issue during group numbers, seamless accompaniment from a live band and fast-paced, frivolous choreography from Alissa Keogh made ‘Clinton’ fantastic Fringe fun.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 4-27 Aug (not 14), 1.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]


  • Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
  • 3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
  • Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
  • Edinburgh Fringe kicks off today (unofficially speaking)
  • Nadia Brooks: Speaking about the words
  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala