Described by Daily Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick as “smart and funny”, anti-lockdown musical Scotch Egg’s initial run at the Drayton Theatre sold out in two days. Now, new dates have been announced at the larger Playground Theatre in Latimer Road, London W10. It’s running there May 4th-7th, with shows every evening at 7.30pm and an additional 3pm show on Saturday.
Here’s what the website says:
2020: A Year to Forget
Remember New Year’s Eve 2019? The parties, the promises, the plans? Instead, we got the pandemic. Twenty years on, a late-night news show is running a retrospective of 2020. In the studio with sharp-tongued presenter, Judith Harper-Jones, is ex-PM Lord Johnson. As the peer struggles to explain the inexplicable, a series of characters take the audience through the comic and the tragic aspects of the crisis.
The show is not afraid to ask profound questions about life, love, death and whether a scotch egg really does constitute a substantial meal.
With satirical numbers like “The Laws are Set in Stone” and “He’s Gonna Save Christmas”, combined with the pathos of songs like, “Fading Away” and “We’re All Key Workers After All”, this musical romp will provide thought-provoking satire and a much-needed Covid boost – without the need for a fourth jab.