Kat Johnson’s naughty but extremely lovable comedy is the funniest musical in town.
This Westminster-munching musical is deployed ironically; beneath it all, this is a big-hearted affair that pays note-perfect homage to Jeremy Corbyn and a year’s worth of his portrayal through the media’s eyes. This mirroring is apparent through the images within the script which are well-intentioned parodies.
‘The Book of Corbyn’ is, above all, very funny, breathing three-dimensional, all-singing, all-dancing life into the absurdities of British politics without ever being particularly mean. ‘Corbyn’ neatly sidesteps accusations of appropriation by making its imagery a scathing and explicit parody previous works, unafraid to show the timely research behind each number.
This is a tremendous show, as accomplished as it is funny.
It offers a series of great-to-sublime songs and satiric purpose.
Kat Johnson is a political parody prophet and it’s hard not to love her smash musical.
This review is from the script premiere of 'The Book of Corbyn' in 2018. With accompanying soundtrack by Robyn Nash
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