THEATRE / Hub-Cap Cowboy - La Bonne Crepe, London SW11
The drivers consider themselves cowboys of the road, and to enforce this image, the catchy musical numbers are pastiches of Country and Western melodies - rather confusingly at first until the song 'I'm a hub-cap cowboy' clears things up. All the characters have their dreams of a better life and C&W is an outlet for those dreams - the waitress (a bubbly Paddy Navin) has renamed herself Honey, and Tony, the truck driver (Paul Prescott), fantasises about being John Wayne.
As is appropriate for a play set in a 'Ranch in the Meadow' cafe, there are some deliciously corny lyrics but, despite a spirited cast, by the end of nearly two hours the cowboy jokes have been whipped to the bone.
To 19 Sept (071-228 5070)
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