Tuesday, 20 March 2012
DODGEBALL: THE MUSICAL
Tonight it was my privilege and pleasure to attend the world premiere of Dodgeball: The Musical at University College School in London's chic boho quarter, Lower Frognal. Frankly, the rumours had been of the carcrash/shipwreck/getmethehelloutofhere sort and I went out of a vague sense of duty and downright curiosity. As it happens the thing was a triumph. The songs and lyrics, written by Jamie Maier and Matt Rosen (the presiding genius of the affair) made you wonder why there hadn't been any in the original movie, and the whole was performed with gusto, zest and vim. In fact name a washing powder or cleaning product, and this had it: Sparkle, Shine, Fairy Liquid, Gumption, Brasso... Above all, it was very, very funny. What more can I say other than that "Dodgeball is a sport of violence, exclusion, and degradation". An utter hoot. Many thanks and congratulations to all involved.
More great Frognalian Dodgeball stuff here.