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Review: ‘Demon Dentist’ is a “fantastic show with lovable characters”

Demon Dentist proves to be fun for all the family at the Opera House

Demon Dentist is about a young boy named Alfie trying to solve the mystery of strange happenings in his town.

The stage is set in bedroom for multiple children, giving the impression of being in an orphanage.

The set pieces are rustic and look like a children’s book has come to life – which in this case, it has!

At the beginning of the play, a young girl’s tooth falls out which she places under her pillow.

She then innocently falls asleep.

But what she finds in the morning is not for the faint hearted.

The opening song of the play took me by complete surprise, I wasn’t aware it was a musical!

Set changes are smooth and simple and the small intimate cast all make complete sense to the audience.

We do not meet our demon dentist until young Alfie goes to school.

Miss Root is played by Emily Harrigan and my can she sing!

At one point, Emily has to wear fangs and her voice does not waver.

Nothing is an issue for her. Not only can she sing phenomenally but she had the children and the parents in love with her.

She was definitely my highlight.

James Mitchell (Who plays dad) has me and probably everybody else, wanting a father just like him.

He is an interesting character with only the love of his son guiding him throughout the show.

Nick Sagar is in charge of sound and well done to him and choreographers Paul Chantry and Rae Piper for the perfectly timed movements when the characters are grabbing things.

It is a well put together show and that can easily be seen through the sound. There was no lagging and the characters can be heard at all times.

The only downside to this is the fact that there was not enough interaction for the children.

The majority of the seats were taken by children and it would be nice if they could get involved in the show more.

All in all, a fantastic show with fun music, great sets and lovable characters.

You can buy tickets here. 

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