The Horror, The Horror: The Final Curtain - Edinburgh Fringe - 2014
Written by : Stewart Pringle & Tom Richards - Music & Lyrics: Jeffrey Mayhew - Role: Professor Close
YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE - TOP 5 MUSICALS PICK
"an inventive, evocative and very funny salute to and loving parody of end-of-the-pier music hall" ★ ★ ★ ★
"this is a hard working ensemble who entertain with exuberance and fills the auditorium with wicked humour and glorious era-evoking song." ★ ★ ★ ★
"earns its fourth star for its faithful rendering of a bygone style of entertainment & for committed and compelling performances ★ ★ ★ ★
There's all the fun you'd expect from an old-fashioned music hall show: corny jokes, dance, a puppet act, a psychic and a whole lot of singing. In that regard, the performance is wonderful, and the onstage malarkey would be a credit to any real life music hall of the period. - ★ ★ ★ ★
" it’s the marvellously melodious music that make this unique show what it is. After all, what’s a music hall without music? Jeffrey Mayhew’s full score of music-hall numbers is toe-tappingly catchy, capturing a cascade of gems for the golden age and evoking a glorious throwback to simpler times."