Tuesday 21 August 2012 | By Hannah Sweetnam
ED2012 Musicals Review: Good Grief (Gone Rogue)
The amusing narrative unravels during a funeral and wake, telling the tale of three siblings coping with the death of their Father. It bears some resemblance to ‘Death at a Funeral’ for its whimsical take on the passing away of a relative, with accidental drug use, relationship breakdowns and the realisation of what is really important in life thrown into the mix. Many lyrics slightly lacked substance and the live band were occasionally a little off key, however the entire cast sang impeccably. Although not the most riveting storyline, it had the audience chuckling and even teary-eyed during the more sombre numbers. With a standout performance of ‘Tilly’,the irresponsible, free-spirited sibling, this was great British humour.
C eca, 13-27 Aug (not 20), 12.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]