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ED2012 Theatre Review: Desperately Seeking The Exit (Peter Michael Marino)

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For a show about a West End flop, American writer Peter Michael Marino delivers a success with his comedy skit, ‘Desperately Seeking the Exit’. Marino incorporates brilliant humour into his story of the staging of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, a jukebox musical which was staged – and which failed miserably – at the Novello Theatre in London. Witty, smart, and hilarious, the show also includes Marino’s comparisons between British and American cultures that are funny and accurate, earning nods and laughter from the audience, many of whom leave the show with tears in their eyes. Marino is charismatic and an excellent storyteller and his impersonations of his theatre colleagues are funny and engaging. Audiences will not be desperately seeking the exit anytime soon.

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tw rating 5/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]


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