Well! I can't be as harsh as the one star - that's too mean, but I also cannot be more generous. The reference to cruise ship entertainment struck a chord with me too. It seemed to lack zest. Somehow it didn't come together. The dialougue scenes were tiresome, not so much from the book, but from the acting! It had a whiff of Amdram about it. Some of the dancing came together well, but again I caught some of the men panting after some not particularly strenuous routines? Now I know this ain't the West-End, where even they have trouble at times, and certainly not Broadway, where they certainly DON'T!, but still.
Lorna Luft gave it a good shot as did the delightfull Kay Murphy, the new Bonnie Langford? All in all though it was great to hear Rogers & Hart's score again. Just a pity the sound system at Chichester is so bloody ropey! - rds
06 Jul 07
About time that someone has had the courage to revive a forgotten musical with some of Rodgers and Harts finest songs. Add to this a talented cast full of enthusiasm and zest. Could this be what the West End needs for good family entertainment. - Claire , S London
15 Jun 07
Kay, playing Delores was unbelievable, such talant, I have now seen her in Chicago playing Velma, Joseph as the narator & Mrs Pottifer& many features in Fosse, she is an accomplished actress,singer & dancer, hopefully we will see more of her on the London stage in leading rolls - Mick, Carshalton
09 Jun 07
a very poor production, undercast, but very well danced. It really isn't a show worth reviving with its incredibly slow and boring book.even the show within a show ends up looking like a third rate cruise ship production.very disappointing.one superb tap number though led by ashley day.not worth the effort otherwise. - musical lover
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