Wednesday 15 August 2012 | By Rachel Campbell
ED2012 Musicals Review: Towards The Moon (One Academy Productions)
The title ‘Towards The Moon’ might imply space travel, sci-fi and astronauts, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The musical is set in Glasgow, uses typical Glasgow humour and stereotypes, and is based on the tale of a boy finding his true purpose in life after an out-of-body experience; theme-wise it has similarities to plays like ‘The Steamie’. The show tripped up a little by using East-coast words like ‘bairn’, instead of the West-coast ‘wayne’, and though the singing was good, it demonstrated that an accent can sometimes be an excuse for missing notes. This had the potential to be excellent, but, lacking attention to small details, it didn’t hit the dizzy heights of the moon; it just came close.
C, 2-26 Aug (even days only), 12.00pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Rachel Campbell]