Improbable Frequency

  • Date:
    December 1, 2008

    "Lovers of comic wordplay will be tickled silly by �Improbable Frequency,� the impossibly zany new musical." & "Although none of the cast members are particularly strong singers, the numbers require more verbal dexterity than musical sophistication. The bubbling streams of droll verse always come through clearly." & "I had trouble deciding where my delight ended and tedium began to set in... It�s possible to be both charmed and exasperated by the show."
    Charles Isherwod
    New York Times

    "On the plus side, I loved the witty wordplay, puns and linguistic brainteasers packed into the frothy period-perfect songs and story" & "On the minus side, I hated that after intermission, the clever hijinks collapse into unfunny, hi-and-dry-jinks." & "What started out as fun ended with my musin' - will all of this just please finally reach its conclusion?"
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Absolute entertainment." & "All of the cast are versatile -- better at acting than singing, but it's in keeping with the style -- but Louis Lovett's jolly panache as Betjeman is a knockout, and Drummey's saucy sweetness is particularly adorable."
    Gwen Orel
    Back Stage

    "A sparkling musical satire." & "Lynne Parker imaginatively directs the Rough Magic Theatre Company's successful spy spoof. Six talented Irish actors sing and dance their way through this whimsical fantasy, energetically portraying spies and counterspies. Riordan's puns and clever lines pour endlessly forth, mostly in rhyme."
    Jennifer Farrar
    Associated Press

    "Unheralded and unexpected comes Dublin's holiday gift to musical theater." & "Arthur Riordan's wild and fanciful musical is something like an intellectual "39 Steps," with meat on its bones and a surfeit of plot in the pot."
    Steven Suskin
    Variety