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11:47 | 25th November 2017

Reviews: Live Shows

Fri 11 Aug, 2017
By Robert Ingham


there is... titillation and high-camp, as well as the now infamous flesh-on-show

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‘He Shoots! He Scores!’ is the latest musical production from the ever-popular Above The Stag Theatre.

Telling the story of Joe, a young 20-something, who moves to London to start a new life and joins a gay football team whilst maintaining a long-distance relationship with his boyfriend, Charlie. The team, The Hercules Harriers, decide one eventful evening to enter a gay football tournament in Spain but, when they arrive, it turns out it’s not the tournament they expect – with them being the only gay team.

Gays in football? Whatever next?

Once again, there is enough titillation and high-camp, as well as the now infamous flesh-on-show, to keep the audience content, even if it’s not a subject matter we’re entirely ofay with. However, there are some wonderful, funny and even poignant moments, with Duncan Burt being a stand-out, playing the camp kind-hearted but ditzy Tayzr - some of the best lines go to him and he relishes each one.

This musical is peppy, with its heart in the right place, and each actor runs with the rude, lewd and crude script, written by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper – all against a simple, yet effective, set design from David Shields.

All in all, a good production to take ATS into their autumn show “Holding The Man”, which promises to be a real tear-jerker. But, if you’re looking for a show with some great tunes, funny puns, a sexy cast who give their all, and a clever take on a well-known Wham song, you can’t go far wrong with “He Shoots! He Scores!”, on until 20th August.

www.abovethestag.com/vxl/

 

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