Edinburgh Fringe 2010
First hours/week at University….getting to know getting it quite rights but maturing very quickly….grown up relationships begin. .the university experience has begun….Freshers is a brand-new pop-funk musical from the winners of seven national awards. It charts the story of five fresh-faced teenagers who arrive at University where first impressions mean everything and rules nothing!
This is a meaty musical: a very clever book indeed tracing the swiftly changing relationships of five Freshers in the first heady days of their new university life. The puppies arrive in high anticipation of an easy round of easy birds, ever flowing beer and trendy drugs. The reality, which begins to dawn even the first day after, leads to self-challenging situations and relationships. Very true, very clear and told in a way with first rate funky music and good tunes and good singing and choreography that is totally understandable, believable and fun. This is not heavy moralistic piece. It’s a musical, it’s fun, and yet it presents a true picture not a Hollywood soap situation. . Like Billy Elliot it’s warts and all, with a feel good end and lots of laughs and good music and dancing en route.