When Harry met Barry is a frothy , quirky musical with clever use of poetic lyrics and by overlapping the characters stores also act as great plot devices . This is the story of 4 people , two relationships and what happened when a meeting by chance throws a spanner in the works.Steven Dexter sharp directorial style makes the whole thing zip along and this style also eagerly exploits writer Paul Emelion Daly’s obvious wicked sense of humour as this musical has it all, a puppet show and even two of the cast members Austin Garrett as Spencer and Maddy Banks as Alice on roller skates. Kudos to both of them for making great use of the limited space. Daly also makes sure that this musical has a soul and heart to it as he touches on the inevitable do’s and don’t and ups and downs that starting and maintaining a relationship can bring and what society expects of you. The songs are very good, comic ditties constructed as any modern pop where the hook is important and results in the audience whistling a merry tune. Brandon Gale as Harry and Sam Peggs as Barry bounce off each other and both know how to get a laugh. This is fun romp and even if the demise of two of the characters is not happy one, we still cheer.There is a song in the show performed by the whole company called ‘What do you do’ my answer to that is get your self a ticket for this , it will put a smile on your face.
Above The Stag17 MILES STREET
LONDON, SW8 1RZ United Kingdom