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ED2012 Musicals Review: The Loves I Haven’t Known (Bush And McCluskey)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Musical Reviews

It’s a well-known fact that any guy with a guitar will automatically have girls flocking to their side. Being able to play a musical instrument instantly makes you sexier, right? Not if Chris Bush and Ian McCluskey’s stories are anything to go by. Through a blend of witty songs and brilliantly funny scenes, ‘The Loves I Haven’t Known’ explores the joys and pains of adolescent first loves, near-misses and proper, sort-of-grown-up relationships. Accompanying themselves throughout, everymen Chris and Ian’s pared-down but hugely entertaining musical is sweet, incredibly easy to relate to, and at times almost truly poignant. If you’ve often thought Ed Sheeran could do with a few more one liners and the odd melodica solo, then this is the show for you.

C nova, 2-18 Aug, 8.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rebecca Low]


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