“This musical is a psychedelic acid trip of a show, but boy is it fun!”.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea………well you know the rest! This musical is a psychedelic acid trip of a show, but boy is it fun!
The famous Nickelodeon character, SpongeBob SquarePants, together with his group of friends and archetypal baddie Sheldon J Plankton have burst onto the stage of the Birmingham Hippodrome with absolute flair, comic revel and complete joy for adult and child audiences alike. I must admit having been really excited, if somewhat intrigued to see this musical. After a successful stint on Broadway, this show has finally made its way over the pond, and I have to say, I’m really glad it has!
There are so many things to talk about, so let’s get straight into it. Firstly, the cast are completely incredible from start to finish. Their level of unwavering energy is something to behold, not to mention the vocal talent which brings such life to the already quite infectious tunes. We first meet SpongeBob SquarePants played superbly by Lewis Cornay. Now, Lewis has clearly studied this ‘simple sponge’ character down to the smallest detail. The voice, the mannerisms and delivery are all completely spot on. Lewis is a bundle of energy with the perfect voice to carry off many of the songs throughout the show including ‘Bikini Bottom Day’ and ‘Hero is my Middle Name’. The songs in the show are penned by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Panic at the Disco, They Might Be Giants and David Bowie and they are every inch big songs that really stick in your head.