Existentialism, absurdism, clowning, vaudeville, country music and a gentle queer romance all collide in this strange but rather lovely show. And Then The Rodeo Burned Down is sometimes reminiscent of other, more conventional, plays – Waiting For Godot and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead spring most readily to mind – but has an off-kilter comic energy, suffused with a certain quiet melancholy, that is entirely its own.
‘The audience can sit back & have fun’: LIBERTY RIDES FORTH – Waterloo East Theatre
David Kent’s new musical Liberty Rides Forth has some good ideas musically – but it needs better character development and a stronger book to make it completely enjoyable.
‘Performed with gusto by the whole cast’: LIBERTY RIDES FORTH – Waterloo East Theatre ★★★
This new musical, Liberty Rides Forth, presented at the Waterloo East Theatre, is performed with gusto by the whole cast, all of whom are in fine voice. The problems start with the story.
The problems start and end with the story