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Baddies the Musical (Susan Elkin reviews)

Baddies the Musical continues at the Unicorn Theatre, London until 31 December.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

From the moment bearded Nigel Barrett’s night-gowned Wolf and Kathy Rose O’Brien’s saccharine Red Riding Hood are interrupted at the crucial ‘big teeth’ moment by two 21st century London cops preventing an assault, you know you’re in for an original treat of an evening. Nothing in this show is quite what it seems – the five baddies aren’t all that bad and the two ‘goodies’ turn out to be anything but good. It was a fine show 12 months ago. This revival is even smoother, funnier and more thoughtful …

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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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