I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

  • Date:
    Wednesday, July 28, 1999

    The show is a series of satirical sketches that looks at the different states of relationships. It looks at how people feel about their boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, parents, children, in-laws and grandparents.

    "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a charming and very funny show. Some of the sketches are hilarious and I'm sure that there is not one member of the audience who cannot identify themselves with one of the characters being portrayed on stage. This I think is the secret to the show's success, as people can relate to it in many different ways because many have gone through the same experiences at one time or another. Mixing the bad things that happen in life with comedy is always a recipe for success in my opinion.

    The music is enchanting, and with just a pianist and violinist the songs are not big and loud. But the music is sufficient to carry the very clever and entertaining lyrics.

    Although it is well written it is the casting that is critical to the success of the show and without doubt it is exceptionally cast. The producers have brought together a team that clicks perfectly on stage. All of them produce some high quality and diverse acting that is funny, intelligent and very convincing. SHONA LINDSAY, who has recently completed a 10 month run as 'Christine' in "The Phantom Of The Opera", puts in a versatile and marvellous performance, so too does GILLIAN KIRKPATRICK. The men of the company, RUSSELL WILCOX and CLIVE CARTER are quite amazing. The facial features and disposition of them both is a sensation and are a joy to witness. This show is an actor's dream as they are able to play many different characters allowing them to show their natural acting ability.

    This was a very enjoyable evening, only spoilt by the heat in the theatre. The Comedy Theatre is not air-conditioned!! But don't let that put you off. This is a show well worth seeing.

    (Darren Dalglish)

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