“1920s-set Restoration comedy that fizzes with the colour and kitsch of the flapper era”
“Oozing with glamour and style…with a mix of deception, disguise and plenty of debauchery, this farcical tale is a whirlwind adventure”
“Top notch comedy and rambunctious farce”
“Morphic Graffiti’s exceptionally well dressed production, with the action moved up a few centuries to the Jazz Age, is a riot. Yes its a eye-opener, but director Luke Fredericks has created a production that has oodles of glamour and sparkles in every scene”
“It’s all been given a stunning production by Luke Fredericks and Morphic Graffiti, Bat Boy: The Musical further cements the Southwark Playhouse’s status as one of the city’s go-to venues for razor-sharp musical theatre.”
“The Musical is terrifically well staged by Morphic Graffiti’s director-designer team….a raucously enjoyable evening of dark comic fun.”
“An ambitious and skilful production..certainly seeks to be true to that expressed vision. It shows the musical form pushed to its edges and how rewarding that can be.”
“Morphic Graffiti’s give it another of their audacious small-scale makeovers, bringing close-focus punch and ferociously pitched point. Verdict: Bold new take on a musical cult is the production the clever, tuneful writing deserves.”
“The Musical is a joyful curveball of a programming decision by the Southwark Playhouse: a classic Beauty and the Beast (sorry, Beauty and the Bat Boy) story…wonderful moments of transparent theatricality…fantastically fun.”
“Ingenious… a rhapsody … I’ve seldom seen a more kinetic version.”
“Never has Carousel (1945) seemed so fresh and poignant and vital, but on a scale that is profoundly humane. This is surely one of the best theatrical deals in town.”
“The result is an emotional wringer of a revival. Spirited, funny and achingly sad, it finds every nuance of tenderness and danger in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, and expresses them as though for the very first time.”
This revelatory fringe production … stunning evening.
A tear-jerking masterstroke… It’s unmissable.
Ingeniously staged and choreographed, it’s a mysterious netherworld … You’ll be far from dry eyed as you step off this “Carousel”.
Seductive, bold and spine-tinglingly emotional.
This was a stunning production.
Without doubt a must-see production.
“Reviving the old music hall without simply parodying the 19th century content it once held is no mean feat, but for such a loud and proud cast, enjoying themselves and their sources, it is certainly elementary, my dear readers.”
“It’s a right old London knees-up and no mistake, guvnor! Morphic Graffiti has lost none of its ambition after last year’s marvellous Jekyll and Hyde, delivering a big musical that uses every inch of a unique and intimate space”
“A stunner. It is sad to think that there may be some unfortunate people who will not get a chance to see this show before it closes.”
“It beautifully evokes entertainment from a different era.”
“Victorian venue Hoxton Hall marks 150 years with an absurdly enjoyable production of Leslie Bricusse’s
It’s rare to find a musical even non-musical-fans can love, but with its panto panache, boundless energy, toe-tapping tunes and mischievous sense of fun, The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes is it. “
“this is top notch entertainment for all the family, take your granny or your grandchild and I guarantee that they will love every moment. Take a date or a mate and you won’t be disappointed.”
“blazed with new life’… That problem is instantly solved by director Luke Fredericks by setting Morphic Graffiti’s production in the here and now too, giving it a real intensity and amplifying both its clarity and feeling.”
“Darkly revealing mankind’s inherent evil, this musical take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella is absorbing, disturbing and often downright terrifying.”
“an engaging and entertaining evening – Morphic Graffiti should be applauded for an accomplished inaugural production.”
“a sublime theatrical experience….surely deserves to be transferred to the West End.”
“With a gripping story, strong cast, a great 5 piece band and exceptionally creative direction and musical staging from Luke Fredericks and Adam Murray, this kept me enthralled throughout. A word of caution though, to those who find themselves in the front row: do not expect to emerge quite as clean as when you entered.”
“This is absolutely the one to watch. It deserved three standing ovations last night. Don’t just run, murder to get a ticket.”