The Drowsy Chaperone at The Pavilion

April 20, 2012 in Blog, Irish Daily Star

If you like musicals then this is a must-see.

It showcases the best musicals have to offer: tap dancing, musical numbers, jazz hands, glow-in-the-dark monkey masks and of course a wedding — there’s always a wedding.

It is musical theatre turned up to 11, and if that doesn’t sound like your cup of glitter, then you should give it a full body swerve.

The story is told by an elderly show tune fanatic, and plays out in his New York apartment.

He reminisces about his favourite musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, and tells us the story to the backdrop of his record collection.

Set in the Prohibition era of the 1920s, every stereotypical musical character is featured.

From the glamorous showgirl and her drunken chaperone, to the showbiz manager and gangsters posing as pastry chefs, this epic has a whole range of colourful personalities.

The show is on today and tomorrow at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Tickets €18-€20.