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Doodle The Musical (Susan Elkin reviews)

Waterloo East Theatre until 28 January 2018.

Star rating: Two stars

The Second World War is raging and we’re somewhere between Dad’s Army and Secret Army in a show which, directed by Jonathan Moore with book and lyrics by Jonathan Kydd, could have been a cheerful antidote to Joe Wright’s new, highly-acclaimed film The Darkest Hour. Its premiere coincided with Doodle’s press night.

Top brass get intelligence that the Germans are planning a fearsome new attack. Barnes Wallis (Reggie Oliver), inventor of the doodlebug in real life, is kidnapped by the Germans and persuaded to invent the new weapon for them. He is having a quasi gay relationship with a robot named Trevor …

Read the rest of this review at Musical Theatre Review: http://musicaltheatrereview.com/doodle-the-musical-waterloo-east-theatre/

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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