Quest

Dark Elf Manius goes to war against King Tyberon and the city of Amazura as a result of greed and a need for revenge. The Kings’ three daughters are sent on a quest in pursuit of a magical artefact to ensure the city’s survival. This production cannot be taken seriously and the writer must reconsider her “quest”. The power of the production as a musical was lost due to its confused identity, leaning more towards a childrens show or 5 minutes of Shrek the Third. It failed to cross the fourth wall with clunky transitions from music to dialogue and confusion as to whether the script was aimed at children with its patronising messages or adults with its underlying sordid tale of adultery. The show would do well to attract a student audience in search of a laugh who will enjoy the chaos induced by mind boggling plot changes. There were saving graces such as the music composed by Jimmy Kent which finds a suitable blend of fantastical folk and rock, performed well by a strong band. While the majority of the cast remained constrained by the script, Adam Kent and Mike Coad managed to reflect what the audience wanted from the show. With much more of their sarcasm and charisma, the play may find some direction, but it will not go anywhere in its current form.

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The Blurb

In a magical world, three sisters journey to find their war-torn kingdom's only hope of survival. Will they succeed when hidden truths are revealed? With bewitching music and laughs for everyone, this exciting premiere should not be missed.

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