Got a Text: A Musical Parody

Comedy (musical theatre)

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Join our six singletons as they try to find fame, fortune and the ideal Instagram filter on a reality TV show. Expect to laugh out loud and leave singing new lyrics to your favourite songs. Debuting at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Deirdre Gossage 105 days ago

I'm probably about 30 years too late for Love Island but I loved this show. It was full of energy and delivered in a professional and finished way by a talented cast.

Stephanie Smith 109 days ago

Not what I was expecting at all. I thought we’d see actual characters from this years show. However I absolutely LOVED IT! The posh boy and the Essex girl had me in stiches. Talented cast. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Davey 109 days ago

Silly and fun and hit all of the Love Island cliches very well. Sadly though there was no real plot or character development or any critique (positive or negative) on the show. As a result we don't really care about any of it. The way it all ends is somewhat amusing (and timely) but, equally, just brings it to a close and then we all go home.

Isabella Morrison-Shand 111 days ago

Booked this as a show for my hubby, 16y/o daughter and me as we’re fans of the show. Soooo much better than I was expecting!
It. Was. Hilarious! In fact I laughed so hard at “Dave” at one point I nearly triggered an asthma attack

Christopher Fletcher 111 days ago

Watched this on Saturday. Fantastic production. Great singing and acting. My face was aching from laughing. A must see.

Karen Brown 111 days ago

Saw this today, and loved it. Laughed out loud many times, such a fun show

Lilly Mcgowan 112 days ago

Saw this today... absolutely loved it. High energy, laugh out loud songs. Exactly what I expected it to be. I would recommend it if you are looking to see something upbeat and fun at this years fringe. *****

Dan Lane 114 days ago

One of the most bog standard musical parodies I’ve seen at the Fringe. A couple of jokes landed but the rest where just flat. If you’re a fan of the ITV show this’ll be your thing and you’ll appreciate the inside jokes and nods but overall it was cringey to the highest level. It is what it is

Matthew Sefton 114 days ago

Very sad to be leaving Edinburgh today. Saw some fabulous shows with my wife and friends. Got a Text was one of the highlights. A joy to watch. Very funny, not what I was expecting at all. Well done :)

Jennifer Walker 115 days ago

Myself and daughter really enjoyed this show. Great catchy songs.

James Big 115 days ago

This was one of the most painful, excruciating hours of my life. The show did not so much parody Love Island as reenact it in its most boring form. The songs and choreography were either forgettable at best or unbearably cringe at worst.

I would absolutely not recommend spending your money on this show.

Lorraine Moore 116 days ago

Full on laugh out loud show. The sign of a good show is when the audience are all leaving with smiles on their face and singing the songs. Highly recommended, worth watching if you can fit it into your schedule.

Heather Dawson 118 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - bloody brilliant. Absolutely hilarious! Had the pleasure of watching this show yesterday. Absolutely hilarious from start to finish. Impressed with the whole cast and crew - especially the Essex Girl, she was comedy gold.

Sylvia C 120 days ago

Very funny show, really enjoyed it.

Carola Martin-Smith 121 days ago

Very funny and much much better than Love Island!

Joanne Smith 122 days ago

Was ok. Bit of fun

Jamie Richardson 122 days ago

Absolutely loved this show. If I’m honest I did get dragged there by my wife and daughter. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it one bit. Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll just be watching a rerun of the TV show. This musical just takes the absolute mick. The millennial song was pure genius. I don’t want to give too much away but I was crying with laughter when the new Islander came on. Hoping to catch the show again at some point depending on our timetable. Well done

Helen Rodgers 123 days ago

Best thing I saw at the years Fringe. Really funny, silly and catchy songs. Talented cast. Highly recommended.

Loved it. 124 days ago

Really good show, great jokes and catchy songs. Would recommend.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 108 days ago

Parodying the famous ITV2 reality TV show, ‘Got a Text’ sees eight singletons search for love on an island in the sun. From the moment you enter, videos are playing introducing each character, which works very well and is an instantly recognisable nod to the TV show. While the songs...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

Ahh, Love Island. For over 50 hours every summer, millions of Brits sit in front of their TVs to watch conventionally attractive twenty-somethings live in a villa in Spain for eight weeks to find the love of their life – or to try and win £50,000 (or both). We sit...

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

How do you parody a television show like Love Island, when it is already a parody of itself? Well, just ask the cast of ‘Got A Text: A Musical Parody’ at the aptly named Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – a musical full of laughs, witty jokes and memorable (and sometimes...

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Musical Theatre Review (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

This is a fun staging of the worst and best bits of a reality TV show in the sun. The performers work hard and there is an unexpected arrival, of course, who gives us a great chance to cheer.

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