I love this show, its silly, funny and completely charming. It very tongue in cheek and even takes the micky out of it's own "special effects". I was lucky enough to see Ellen Greene on her last night as she moved me to tears in her last song, so beautiful. Also have seen Lizzie Roper in the role and I could not stop laughing, she takes the character in a completely new direction and I love her Seductress and enchantress. Ashleigh's voice is superb and is very endearing in this role. The stand out star for me is Steven Webb, camp, sarcastic and at times very sweet. People need to take this for what it is, a light feel good comedy musical that has a lovely message about believing in yourself and your friends. I have seen it twice and have already booked my third trip. - NickiF
25 Aug 11
Its 'alright'! A nice change from the normal London theater experience (VERY small venue, and so a little unnerving to start with having the performers practically in your face..but as I said, a nice change).
The plot kinda mades sense, although I obviously wasn't intelligent enough to grasp what the ending was all about...but the brilliance of Ellen Greene singing her main number made up for that (you can always guarantee raw emotion, and plenty of genuine tears, from Ellen).
There are some good laugh out loud moments, plenty of iffy cliche moments to boot...and I'm not sure the - what i assume were meant to be - genuine 'touching' moments interspersed in the bawdy nonsense were really pulled off (rather falling flat as some dodgey sentimental acting).
However, it is a daft laugh, which I'm sure is what it is intended to be. Go while Ellen Greene is still in it thats for sure - here belting in 'just one kiss' is worth the ticket price.
(Oh - and it may just have been me, but the pianist seemed completely lovestruck by Steven Webb throughout the whole thing, which was rather amusing...but don't tell Stephen Fry!) - mc
17 Aug 11
What a load of rubbish. Every camp cliche is thrown in with reckless abandon, but unfortunately the authors forgot to add any genuine wit or memorable tunes. The plot manages the rare feat of being incomprehensibly intricate and deeply boring simultaneously. Ellen Greene is a great and idiosyncratic talent and her good moments here are a triumph of star quality over Godawful material. The rest of the cast perform with a smug jollity that becomes highly wearing, except for Ashleigh Gray who displays genuine comic chops and a great voice as a stroppy Teutonic disembodied head. All in all though I thought this was ghastly. - ajh
16 Aug 11
What a shoddy review, not commenting on the show. I was there on the same night and had a ball, as did everyone else seem to. Its silly, yes, crazy, yes, but really bloody funny and the cast are crazy good! - MarcoP
30 Jul 11
a breath oe fresh air in musicaltheatreland - tonymo
30 Jul 11
Betwixt! is billed as ‘a funny musical’ and it does exactly what it says on the tin. I felt that this was a good old fashioned entertaining musical: good songs, a slightly silly story, emotional ups and downs, great choreography and a fantastic cast who enjoy performing for our entertainment. I really enjoyed the show - Paul T
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