A CONFUSED collision of styles in which a straight-edge, tobacco-chewin’ Western thriller – in the apparently intended tradition of The Duke’s finest – finds itself crossed with the camp song-and-dance punch-up finale of Blazing Saddles, this musical is blessed with neither grit nor glitz.
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53)
Star rating: * *
When the sheriff of a small town is shot in the back by the outlaws who have taken over his patch, there ensues a long and somewhat convoluted search for justice involving betrayal and an inevitable love triangle.
The live songs are pleasant enough, with a bit of spark, while a great tap-dancing sequence stands out. Otherwise, the narrative meanders.
• Until 25 August. Today 8:15pm.