Thursday, 26 March 2015

Review: The Three Lions

Hey readers!
It's time for my first Off-West End review The Three Lions.
I managed to get some cheap last minute tickets so decided go along and see it. It was a really sweet theatre, kind of like an Off-Broadway theatre and had a lovely restaurant above it. And with a great theatre, came a great show. It was utterly hilarious. It was about what happened to David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William before the bid for the 2018 World Cup, but with missed planes, mistaken identities, misunderstandings and sartorial challenges. It was a really interesting storyline and was a very clever idea. I would say it would be something that would appeal to ages 10+. I liked the length and thought the cast managed to fill the stage for this amount of time. The cast included Dugald Bruce-Lockhart as David Cameron, Séan Browne as David Beckham, Tom Davey as Prince William, Ravi Aujla as Virkham/Ashok, Antonia Kinlay as Penny and Lewis Collier as Lachlan. I do however find that Lachlan's role was not needed in the play as he only had a two minute role. Lewis Collier was a great actor, but I feel a bit sorry for him sitting in the theatre for the other hour and fifty-eight minutes. Lachlan is a character who emerges from the bedroom, where Penny had exited from five minutes earlier with her ruffled clothing and red face. Personally I would have found it funnier if Virkham/Ashok had emerged from the bedroom. Another thing I didn't like was that David Cameron acted so awkwardly, and it didn't seem how David Cameron really acts. However Dougald Bruce-Lockhart did seem to warm into the role a lot better in act two. I also found that the Virkham/Ashok was really confusing where *SPOILER ALERT* they said there were identical twins but then turned out to be the same person. I just thought it was the same person all along, I didn't realise he was pretending to be identical twins until half-way through. This really needs some clarity. Also the walls on the stage kept getting bigger and smaller, I understand that this was because they were different rooms, but I felt they could have just kept to one room as the constant changing of walls was confusing and off-putting. I understand that this was their first ever preview and I'm sure everything will be cleared up for opening night.

The featured star of The Three Lions is, drum roll please… SÉAN BROWNE!

Séan did an absolutely hilarious portrayal of David Beckham and the other funny thing is he looked identical to David Beckham! 

Now for my final verdict of The Three Lions. I give The Three Lions…

I rather enjoyed this and I suggest this to anyone who is looking for a few laughs.

Think it should have got a higher rating? Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.

Join me next time when I will be reviewing Saturday Night Fever.

Thanks for reading!

-The Reviewer

*Please note this show has now closed.

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