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A SORDID GRECIAN AFFAIR

Orpheus in the Underworld, Southampton Operatic Society, The Nuffield Theatre, 21 - 25 Feb
 

 

Embroiled as this production was with friends, family and solicitors, constructing an unbiased critique is not something I'm going to attempt or risk. 

 

That said though, it was certainly a production worthy of praise. Re-invented for the modern day - “it’s what Offenbach would have wanted,” one SOS bigwig told me - the show’s revised libretto, to its credit, frequently trod the line of acceptable crudeness in its humour.

 

As I pored over the show at an earlier-than-expected post-show curry, I faced the insurmountable challenge of getting the Infernal Galop and those unforgetable cancan girls, out of my head. Unfortunately I could not.  

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