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Miss Mumford's Marvelous Mummy Unwrapping
An evening at Miss Mumford’s salon begins with a lovely cup of tea and some particularly tasty shortbread biscuits in a cosy setting.
It’s all downhill from there.
The concept is sweet: spoofing the Victorians’ fascination with death and the exotic east. Two sisters have invited the audience to their salon where they will unwrap a mummy and present the wonders of Egypt. They also call upon the ghosts of Cleopatra, a gypsy dancer and others to entertain the crowd.
This local cast of eight does its best. The sisters’ British accents are very good. The three giggly maids are cute. The casts’ hats just might be the stars of this comedy.
But the material is too thin and too church-basement talent show-ish to hold the audience’s attention.
— Julie Carl
From the Fringe program:
You are cordially invited to the social event of the year. Please join Miss Mumford and her esteemed friends for an evening of tea, crumpets, and mummy molesting. This production is a historical satire that pokes fun at the Victorians' obsession with the supernatural, mummies, and death. It emphasizes just how misinformed and silly Victorian High Society was about life, the world, and history as they knew it. Shenanigans abound!
Director: Natasha Wiebe
Cast: Lou Valcourt, Tiffany Humble, Scarlet Divine, Natasha Wiebe
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Under 13 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter
Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM CDT: