FRINGE REVIEW: BABY WANTS CANDY, GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS, 2019

This show is good you’ll want to come back every night.

Nothing says Adelaide Fringe Festival quite like a completely improvised, full band musical. What more could you want, really?

Baby Wants Candy has been selling out its Edinburgh seasons for years and Adelaide is quickly catching on to the genius behind this raucous, musical good time.

Once seated, the audience is asked to call out potential names for an improvised musical, which will then be played out by the Baby Wants Candy troupe.

The options are shortlisted and the winner decided by the level of applause. Second Date Disasters – The Musical was given the go ahead by the packed house at The Box theatre at Garden of Unearthly Delights on Sunday night.

Title decided, the team get into place to begin a production with no idea of the plot, characters or direction, and it works perfectly!

The actors are slick improvisers who rise to every challenge with which they are faced. Each and every one is belly-achingly funny, musically talented, and agile as a performer.

The band is tight, and it’s impressive how well they follow the performers through completely improvised songs, and vice versa.

Go and see Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical if you want a good laugh, edge of your seat moments and a throughly great night out.

It’s on every night so there’s no excuse to miss it. Get your tickets HERE.

4.5 stars

By Libby Parker

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