Friday 10 August 2012 | By Hannah Sweetnam
ED2012 Musicals Review: Clinton The Musical (Egdoh Theatre)
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]