Saturday 4 August 2012 | By Ciara Knowles
ED2012 Musicals Review: The Happy Prince (English Cabaret with C Theatre)
Combine the enchantment of Disney with the mesmerising preciseness of Gilbert and Sullivan, and you’ll be titillatingly close to what this endearing treat has to offer. The performances in this quirky show were competent throughout – I found myself breaking into a smile at the great promise in the youngest cast members and, at times, the near perfect harmonies in the production. A greater commitment to the roles and more polished acting would make the performance much more engaging; however it is not a long way from being effortless. Indeed, if it was performed in the early evening with cups of warm milk and pillows on offer, the children (and children at heart) would certainly be charmed off to sleep.
C, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 2.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ciara Knowles]