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The Road To Qatar (Aria Entertainment)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

‘The Road To Qatar’ is the incredible true tale of Michael and Jeffrey, who are transported by an out-of-the-blue email to the Middle East, where they are immediately commanded to write a musical. Shot through with perceptive commentaries on life in the Gulf alongside camel gags, the show’s hummable melodies and snappy lyrics combine to make ‘The Road To Qatar’ both entertaining and memorable. In the musical comedy world, where tap-dance solves any conflict, the occasional screeching high note is easily forgiven as the audience are swept along with by a non-stop energy. An affectionately cautionary tale against collaborating with Middle Eastern businessmen, for anyone with or without the appropriate cultural connections.

C too, until Aug 26 (not 13), 7.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Eilidh Johnstone]