Not sure what Theo Bosanquet was on when he saw this exquisite little musical gem. LaChiusa's inventive, witty, ultimately touching piece reminded me in many ways of a modern day Company seen from a female perspective. And the production team here have done him proud. Bec Chippendale's set and Nick Cunningham's choreography are especially impressive.....achieving miracles in a tiny space. Of the uniformly strong cast (all of whom have several West End credits), it seems hardly fair to pick anybody out, but Lara Pitt-Bulford really does look like a star in the making. As for Julia Worsley, in the central role of Charlotte, she is such a superb singer-actress that you wonder why you haven't seen more of her (I remember being impressed with her as Sally Dexter's cover in the Palladium "Oliver!"). Her wonderfully understated, and finally deeply moving performance matches anything I've seen delivered by many more established musical divas. This is a challenging, brave, delightful piece.....and one which anybody who cares about the future of musical theatre on either side of the Atlantic would be ill-advised to miss. - ajh
04 Nov 09
Brave production of an unusual piece. Cast have a brilliant energy, singing & score was stunning, especially for fringe. Fab set, cleverly lit & a great use of the space! Story is entertaining & different (shame the reviewer doesn't appreciate that!). Definitely worth a visit! - Stuart Cubbins
03 Nov 09
Superb production of a very tricky piece.
wonderful performances and beautifully sung. - matthew wilson
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