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Baby Wants Candy

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2012

Baby Wants Candy

Assembly 3, George Square

Baby Wants Candy is your one-stop call for improvisational musical comedy.  Each evening the five cast members perform a never-to-be-repeated original musical show, using a title suggested by a member of the audience.  The lucky audience member whose suggestion is used gets a free t-shirt at the end of the show over-printed with the title of his show.

It’s impressive to watch how one cast member picks up cues from the others and runs with it, often in a total tangent to what went on before.  I get the impression that occasionally one member might playfully try to wrong-toot another.  Sure it’s great crack. This kind of ‘spontaneous co-ordination’ must take a lot of practice to perfect.

Aided by a wild bunch of frenetic musicians, this small team has put in a lot of hard work and are reaping dividends. They are playing to packed houses every night.

Baby Wants Candy is just the ticket for anyone looking for a bit of light entertainment at this year’s Fringe.

www.babywantscandy.com

**** Four Stars

David Kerr

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Edinburgh Fringe: Baby wants Candy *****

17:35 hrs

Assembly @ assembly Hall Rainey Hall   TICKETS

5 August – 30 August (not 23rd)

Have you a brilliant sure-fire idea for a top-notch musical comedy?  Have you a title worked out?

Well, now’s your chance to see your great idea on stage; for one night only.

The talented team from Baby Wants Candy specialises in improvised musical comedy.  All the team need is a previously unused idea from the audience and tyey’re off!  I wanted Fluffy Kittens Rule the World but I was beaten to the posu by an audience member behind me with, Help, I’ve Lost my German.

This young team are magnificent.  They are so comfortable in one-another’s presence that the cast members pick-up quickly on the cues thrown their way. Now and then a cast member will bowl another a googly for fun just to see how they cope with it but nobody was ever left speechless.

This kind of spontaneity need to be well-orchestrated.  Baby Wants Candy elevates the format pioneered by Whose Line is it Anyway? to new heights.

This show packed in the punters.  It’s easy to see why?  This is pure entertainment gold.

Reviewed by David Kerr

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