Buzz – The Musical Review

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Pleasance 2 – until 31 August


Buzz – The Musical is like an adult’s only episode of Horrible Histories, telling the history of the vibrator through songs and sketches.  Intertwined with the story of Angie, newly dumped and on her journey of self-discovery to self- love.

Allie Munro captures a sweet naiviety in her role as Angie.  Her boyfriend Mark (George Lock) was her “first” and she’d never been into an Ann Summers, she is more M&S than S&M.  Her best friends Chrissy (the exceptionally talented Robyn Grant who also wrote this fabulous show) and Simon (Andrew Dillon – the leggiest Aphrodite ever) set her off to find out how to empower the female – holding her hand at the beginning but following in her wake by the end.

And we are joined on stage by Roman Soldiers and Cleopatra who tell of her bee filled gourd.  Victorian Ladies queuing up for a cure for hysteria from a Doctor, Land Girls who did it for themselves and various medical professionals who lost their jobs due to trying to do research on female sexuality.

Directed by Cat Robey and choreographed by Matthew Ives, this incredibly young and talented company give us the audience, a wonderful, hilarious and educational look at women and how to embrace their sexuality.