The buzz on St Finnigans

Francesca Gosling and Alice Mottram ...and a window (photo Mike Kwasniak)

Francesca Gosling and Alice Mottram …and a window (photo Mike Kwasniak)

What can I say – both the critics and social media have been falling over them selves to lavish praise on Eastern Angles latest The Mystery of St Finningans Elbow. One things for sure – it’s no ordinary school (if you are a twitter follower for the insiders view make sure you follow @lydiabumole).

We’ve made the Guardian top tickets list already (see here)

you’ll be hard pushed to find any other show that manages to cram in more laughs per minute.‘ said Public Reviews in their ***** review ‘For sheer festive fun The Mystery of St Finnigan’s Elbow is hard to beat …. Go along, prepare to become a boarding school girl for the night, ensure your skirt is the regulation length and avoid the bullies of Bumolé’s gang. They say school days are the best days of your life but this return back to the absurd classroom of St Finnigan’s could come a close second’.

The school on show! (photo Mike Kwasniak)

The school on show! (photo Mike Kwasniak)

The Stage called it ‘a cracking show‘ which sees ‘St Trinian’s crossed with Father Ted with a dash of The 39 Steps. In terms of gags per minute and the way they weave the various elements of the 1930s boarding-school genre into the story, this is one of their [writer and director duo Pat Whymark and Julian Harries] best’.

In Suffolk sent the show straight to the top of the class. ‘it’s hard to remember anything that didn’t hit the laughter bulls-eye…It may be a school for scandal but it guarantees graduation in silliness studies, and if you don’t laugh from start to finish then go to the back of the class’

Andrew Clarke in the East Anglian Daily Times said ‘The entire show rattles past in a flood of laughter. There’s lots of silly audience participation thanks to several school assemblies and there were times I wished I had been placed in detention so I could experience it all again. The perfect cure for those winter blues‘.

Hillariously funny says Ipswich 24St Finnigan’s is brilliant…One show not to miss this Christmas

For more information about the show and to book tickets go here.

If you want to read a bit more about the show there are a couple of other posts on my blog – a pre rehearsal post here and a slightly tongue in cheek post here (including some pre production pics from the process). Well worth catching up withh our actors blogs too, which you can read on the Eastern Angles site here.


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