Blonde Bombshells of 1943 Review


Blonde Bombshells of 1943
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

12 April – 4 May 2013

Reviewed by Laura Parla

The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 is the latest offering at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre. The play is centred around a 3 piece all female swing band in urgent need of 4 new members for their once in a lifetime gig. The play tells the tale of the recruitment of 4 feisty new members (a naïve schoolgirl, a nun, an upper class army chick, and a dress wearing army dodging man) and the events leading up to the gig.

The whole cast are extremely talented as not only do they act, sing, and dance but they also all play instruments, ranging from the saxophone to the piano. The effect of this is truly amazing and had not only me but the whole audience tapping their feet and dancing in their seats.

The plot is highly amusing with sharp one-liners and bucket loads of northern humour. I have been raving about this musical comedy to all and sundry and would urge anyone in the Manchester area to get yourselves tickets as you really don’t want to miss out on this spectacular adaptation.

Rating: 5/5 

Tickets cost from £19.80 – £11.50.

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