Musicals & Opera review: Fruity and the Tweet

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: In a desperate search for something topical to lure in unfussy Fringegoers, Zap Productions and Tadpole Studios have opted for a gay, Trump-bashing musical tenuously inspired by Disney's Beauty and the Beast'¦

Fruity and the Tweet

Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre (Venue 76)

JJ

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In a desperate search for something topical to lure in unfussy Fringegoers, Zap Productions and Tadpole Studios have opted for a gay, Trump-bashing musical tenuously inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – tenuously as in it’s set in France, there’s a wilting rose motif and one of the songs rips off ‘Be Our Guest’.

The performers can carry a beautiful harmony and there’s the odd funny joke, but the blunt parody and threadbare plotting leave a lot to be desired.

Niki Boyle

Until 17 August. Today 9:30pm.