A show about music needed great music, and MONKEE BUSINESS delivered. The tight and versatile band held the whole trip together, while the actors unfolded the drama on stage, flowing from gag to gag, from twist to twist of plot. It was a romp. - Chris Haydon
30 Apr 12
Have to agree about the set but everything else was fab so just knocking off one star lol - Jack
25 Apr 12
Saw this liked the Group and the TV show, some of the songs written by Neil Diamond, so good foundations for the show. What a disappointment, poor set, poor storyline and 2 of the 4 should have been Turkeys not Monkees. This was a production that failed to deliver on all fronts and by the lack of enthusiasm the Troup (Monkees get it) must have known, believe the set was designed by a Blue Peter badge holder they should give it back. - Des
24 Apr 12
brilliant show. my only negatives are the set looked a bit cheap and if anything there were maybe too many songs as every time a scene got started everyone started singing before we really knew who anybody was but I hope it comes back to Glasgow so I can come again with the kids. - Dante
20 Apr 12
I have to say it was the hilarious puns in this review that drew me to the site, very wittily observed. I agree with a lot of the reviewer's comments and included similar remarks in my own. The set is sparse and pop-up book style in places and while the show has a stellar cast and brilliant music it is in need of remedial work, especially to the book. It deserves a longer run but only if they address some of these fairly fundamental issues. - Lisa Davidson
19 Apr 12
Je suis un Monkee. I seldom visit the theatre but if I was guaranteed this quality of entertainment I'd probably go more often. I grew up watching the TV series and hoped to recapture some of that magic. Not only did the script help, the props too brought it all back.
The corny gags, costumes and songs were what was expected.
What made my night was the quality of the music and vocals of the cast, all of them. The travelator on the stage helped make it a most enjoyable night. Well done everyone involved, from those on and under the stage to those on the wings and the writers. This show deserves a longer run in the UK. - Le_bod
19 Apr 12
Did I see the same show as the reviewer ? I was there on press night and the audience were with it from the moment the boys started singing the first number. By the end almost everyone was on their feet and cheering. It's zany, farcical and totally insane just like the 60's tv show only with slightly better jokes than the original. Yes I would have liked a bit more scenery for my forty quid but maybe that would have slowed the pace. Top notch cast with superb singing and amazing recreation of the period sound. And the sequence where they sing in three different languages made me cry with laughter. I think it started "Mon Dieu ! Nous sommes Monkees". Genius. - Anthony Tuff
18 Apr 12
The review criticises the show for having little emotional depth. Why? Was it meant to? Having grown up watching the original television series and having bought, as an adult, pretty much every note the band recorded, I thought the production did a fine job of capturing the spirit of the show. Daft, zany and corny in equal measure…but surely that was the point? I agree the cast are the production’s greatest asset but I disagree about the set design – I thought the stage set worked well on the whole and caught the flavour of cheap, cheerful but inventive low-budget 60’s tv scenery. All in all, while it may not be the best show treading the boards at the moment, it warmed the heart of this devout Monkees fan considerably and I haven’t even mentioned the wonderful music! - Tom Warrington
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