Sunday, December 06, 2015
In jokes: Jest End @Waterlooeast
It's only on until Sunday 5 December, but Jest End at the Waterloo East theatre is a bit of a guilty pleasure of fine singing and silly musical send ups.
Billed as London's answer to Forbidden Broadway, the show takes barbs at various successful (or not quite successful shows), social media obsessed actors and low pay. You don't need to be a musical theatre aficionado to enjoy the silliness of it all. But it probably helps... Particularly as many of the in-jokes are ripped from local news headlines, gossip and sending up themselves...
Still with Lizzy Connolly, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs and Simon Bailey there is fine singing and some awfully complicated hand gestures (I dare not call it choreography as that was the point of a number in the show).
The show encourages you to live tweet and take pictures, so you get the feeling of what it is like when you are stuck in a West End show and someone next to you is trying to take a picture. This was @johnnyfoxlondon's effort.
Jest End is at Waterloo East until Sunday. See it if you can.
First impressions with @johnnyfoxlondon follow...