BWW Review: TRUMP THE MUSICAL, C VenuesDonald Trump would surely feel offended if he didn't make it as a musical at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His very existence is the source of hundreds, if not thousands, of jokes this year, so what's the next step for The Donald? A musical, of course!

Set in the year 2020, Donald Trump is seeking election for a second term. Whilst he visits the UK to secure a trade deal with Prime Minister Farage (yes, really!), he faces issues with Kim Jong-un and a secret coup to welcome the UK back into the EU.

Cue chaos, sweeping political generalisations and very-nearly-almost nudity - Trump the Musical is a madcap hour where the only certainty is the uncertainty of what is to come.

The score is surprisingly established for this pop-up show, and the one-man band on stage is clearly at ease with the complex technical set-up. The cast are a talented young bunch who adapt with ease to their multi-character parts.

Though the plot does tail off as the musical moves from the sublime to the ridiculous, the key to the success of this show is that it doesn't take itself too seriously.

Blowfish Theatre offer a decent musical that is sure to get the laughs at the expense of the tiny-handed President. It's astute in its political observations without getting bogged down in detail and certainly succeeds in entertaining.

It may not be particularly highbrow, but sometimes a bit of laughter takes our minds away from the ridiculous political sphere that we live in just now. For a little bit of escapism, Trump the Musical can't go wrong.

Trump the Musical at C Venues (C34) until 27 August

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