The SpongeBob Musical review: Colourful sea characters floating on dubious tide of social issues

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, May 13

The cast of The SpongeBob Musical. Photo by Mark Senior

Katy Hayes

This Irish premiere floats boldly into town, its wacky characterisations matched by even wackier design. It maintains the oddball-nurturing ethos of the original Stephen Hillenburg cartoon series; this is a world that is kind to the undersea underdog.