Prince Andrew: The Musical review – plays the Epstein scandal for laughs in a way that is … not OK
This romp through Andrew’s life and scandals is full of entertainment. But it makes light of a genuine horror and lets the royal off the hook far, far too easily
Look, it’s Christmas and anyone who puts a lyric in front of me that rhymes “pizza Fiorentina” with “friend soliciting a minor” has my heart for ever, but I do still wish that hadn’t been the highlight of Channel 4’s Prince Andrew: The Musical.
It is written and scored almost in its entirety by Kieran Hodgson, character comedian, actor, musician and creator of Bad TV Impressions on Twitter, which were tremendously good, as well as being swift and perfect distillations of the shows themselves and kept us going through lockdown. But while Prince Andrew: The Musical is to be applauded as a great near-solo feat, it never quite flies.