Today we have something special for you, one of our reviewers, Dan, visited The Great British Bake Off Musical last week and wrote a review about it for our readers.
Following a brief run in Cheltenham last summer The Great British Bake Off Musical has arrived in the West End at the Noël Coward theatre until the 13th May. With a story revolving around the eight bakers and their progression through until the final, the show has a double act presenting team and two judges, Pam Lee and Phil Hollinghurst, who are Prue and Paul in everything but name.
Stuffed full of as many baking puns and cake based innuendo as you could possibly think of, the show had the audience chuckling throughout. Topical jokes are baked in (think Liz Truss and the tomato crisis) along with a romance between two bakers and the agony of one baker struggling to conceive. Several jokes and call backs are made to controversial events in Bake Off history including custard and ice cream scandals.
Set design is bright with a lot of prop use that brought as much of the summer warmth to the show as the mainly upbeat pop based songs did. None though were catchy enough that I could remember on the journey home.
Did it rise to the occasion? Yes.
Just as per the television programme’s filling; nothing too emotionally heavy story or music wise. The show proved to be an enjoyable evening’s entertainment. Would I see it again? Yes.
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