Are you being served? by Elgin Theatre Co.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to score two free tickets to Elgin Theatre Company’s production of Are you being served?, a play version of the 1970s British sitcom. The catch? That I’d write an honest review online.
It was fun! And funny! I really want to check out the original TV show now. There was a lot of sexual innuendo and bathroom humor, which is up my alley but still surprised me. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The cast obviously enjoyed themselves as well. After watching the show, my friend and I found ourselves wanting to try community theater. Auditions are open to anyone–experienced or not–and I bet being a part of something like that is really fun!
In all honesty, I do have one criticism. None of the actors had mastered the British accent, and it was a bit distracting. Some did well most of the time, just slipping out of it now and again, while others completely butchered it. I think an “American” version of the show would’ve been easier for the cast to pull off, and more enjoyable for the audience.
That aside, I whole-heartedly recommend Elgin Theatre Company. Their productions are unique, local, affordable, and funny. Are you being served? will definitely not be the last ETC play I attend.