Wednesday 8 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Musicals Review: Facehunters (The Hungry Bitches)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Musical Reviews

The drug infested scene of East London provides the perfect backdrop for a twist on ‘The Picture Of Dorian Gray’ and the stories of Sweetie, Juliet and Katherine. Musically, the songs were fantastic in portraying the scene and depicting the darker side of the culture where it is cool to be a mess, but the sometimes booming chorus unfortunately distracted attention from the main actors. Their random interjections punctuated the show and provided transitions from scene to scene, which were hit or miss. Some of the principal actors seemed to awkwardly struggle with their parts and were at times outshone by chorus members, but on the whole did well.

C, 3-27 Aug (not 13), 8.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Claire Hoyda]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • 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
  •