Director: Francesca Goodridge
Reviewer: Matt Farnham
Adam &Eve and Steveis the musical story of Adam and Eve… with added complications. Beelzebub decides he wants to mess with God’s plans and plants Steve in the Garden of Eden.
The book and lyrics are written by Chandler Warren and they do a wonderful job of updating the Bible story. The tone is set from the start with the Devil delivering the fantastic All About Me. With some great joke and nods towards modern culture, there are some real laugh out loud moments. Francesca Goodridge also does a good job with the direction and choreography and while it lacks innovation, it fits the minimalistic production style well.
The songs are fun and the cast’s enjoyment in singing them transmits to the audience. The chemistry between Adam (Joseph Robinson), Eve (Hayley Hampson) and Steve (Dale Adams) is superb. The overseeing voice of God (Michael Christopher) is also a fantastic presence but all are upstaged by Stephen McGlynn as Beelzebub, his charisma and style are fantastic and you can understand why Satan manages to sway Adam, Eve and Steve into eating those apples.
This is a wonderful show with real heart, comedy and great musical accompaniment, one of the most enjoyable shows of the Fringe so far.
Runs until 29 August 2016 | Image: Contributed