In 2004, Liquid Productions presented 'The World Goes 'Round' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Some of our reviews are below:
From One4review.com, rated 4/5.
This musical revue is a celebration of the music of Kander and Ebb in which the five characters search for love and their ideal partners and express their feelings using the medium of the fine songs written by these two great songwriters. Liquid Productions have such an abundance of talent they are able to 'double-cast' many of the roles and certainly I am tempted to return to see the 'other' cast as well. Rachel Brown, Gillian Haycock, Fiona Mitchell, Kenneth Pinkerton and Alan Scobbie effortlessly flowed through classic songs from the likes of Cabaret, Chicago, The Rink and Flora. the Red Menace, with panache, some interesting choreography and direction. The band, under the Musical Direction of Alan Gibson, provided the framework on which the whole production hung. So, if you have only seen Cabaret or Chicago before, this would be an ideal opportunity to see some slightly less known works of these composers performed by a very able company.
From Three Weeks, rated 4/5.
Always a bit sceptical about shows that steal hits from Broadway and still call it a musical, I was pleasantly surprised with Liquid Production's performance. The 5 strong cast perform songs from the likes of Cabaret, Chicago and The Rink with such infectious enthusiasm that you will undoubtedly find your toes tapping away in time to the music and they all have strong voices which really compliment each other in the group numbers. Each song flows into the next and the orchestra keep the momentum going. All credit to Rachel Brown who shines throughout. This is an enjoyable romp through some of Kander and Webb's best known scores and you are guaranteed to be humming away to yourself as you leave.
Selection from Edfringe reviews.
Reviewer: Tom, Edinburgh, 4/5
Though I went in knowing only a few songs from the show (those from Cabaret, plus All That Jazz and New York, New York), I came out thoroughly satisfied and entertained. The 5 person cast of this show are all incredibly talented, and I couldn't fault their singing, acting or movement one bit. They each had their own style too, so it would be hard to not enjoy the ensemble performance. The band were also faultless, all evidently very talented, and benfited from a good sound balance with the miced singers. Almost every song deserved its place in the show, and were very accessible to those who don't know them, or the shows they're from. This only faded towards the end of the shows before the final well-known tunes, and given the time of night it could maybe be said the show is a little too long. This is a really top notch production though, and should guarantee a good nights entertainment for any fan of good musicals.
Reviewer: Hollie Hastings, Scotland, 5/5
Fantastic!!!! Congratulations to everyone involved! I loved it; singing, choreography, everything! Hope Best of the Festival Musicals is just as good, sure it will be. The perfect way to round off your day's fringing, just like the programme says!
Reviewer: Stuart McNiff, Scotland, 5/5
This show is well worth seeing, from the stunning vocal performances to the very slick choreography, this is a must see at this years fringe. Not only are the songs surprisingly familiar,they include some of the best known songs in musicals such as Caberet,Mr Celophane,and all that Jazz,and New York New York. Not to mention a brilliant song dedicated to Cakes....Sarah Lee. The band are very tight, and are quite clearly seasoned musicians. From a comfort point of view, this small, but intimate theatre gives a level of comfort unsurpassed at a fringe venue, with proper theatre seating and not a bad seat in the house. If you like musicals, and want to be treated to some of the best performances i've seen yet at this years fringe, then make the journey to C-1 venue on Chambers street, and enjoy an all singing, all dancing musical treat!
From the NODA Scotland national magazine.
...this was a production not to be missed. Written for two men and three women, the cast performed a host of Kander & Ebb treats from a whole range of shows. There was a good mix of familiar and less well known numbers. Due to the length of the run, most of the parts were double cast. Consequently I hesitate to single out any individual performances. Staging was simple yet most effective. The numbers cleverly ran into each other and the pace never slackened. There were many lovely cameo numbers and full credit must go to all of the extremely talented performers. Musically, the production scored through having a small band which gave all the numbers that extra bit of lift. This was a well above average Fringe production.