GANG SHOW 2015 – Edinburgh

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The 2015 Gang Show at the King’s provides more than its quota of fun and entertainment, being reassuringly familiar yet refreshingly original.

Director Andy Johnston and his team have obviously worked tirelessly to ensure that the expected contents are present but still remain fresh. From the opening, impressively sung by Gabby Cremona, there is the expected mix of songs both familiar and obscure (sometimes with lyrics suitably tweaked), dance routines and traditional comedy.

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LOSERVILLE – Edinburgh

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Elliot Davis and James Bourne’s 2012 musical comes originally from an album by Son of Dork, the band featuring Bourne between his pop apotheosis as one-third of Busted and his third act as part of the boyband mash-up that is McBusted.

The story tells of geeky Michael Dork and his friend Lucas in Loserville, USA, 1971, struggling to meet girls while simultaneously apparently inventing the internet and Star Wars.