Mimi or A Poisoners Comedy

It was interesting and amusing, but I doubt it will take off. The essential question about this play is why? Sweeny Todd has already dealt with the basic theme, with better music.

Why a costume drama? The period is not really relevant to the theme so just makes the whole thing look dated, instead of like a new musical.

We went to the pre show lecture on the history of musical theatre in America. The lecturer finished by wondering if this musical would be the next break through and we would all be able to claim to have been in at the beginning, or whether it would die a quick death and we could all be among the very small group who ever see it. My money is on the latter!


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Mimi or A Poisoners Comedy

  1. Keith says:

    Yes, it was okay; an interesting experiment, but no more. They could have at least not used pies as the vehicle for the poison, so that the Sweeney Todd comparison wasn't so obvious.

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