Well I saw this production in a half full Congress (not Devonshire Park) theatre on the 7th November, and found it the most disappointing event that I have seen in Eastbourne for many years. Perhaps we were misled by the sales publicity, but we expected more of a musical event rather than what turned out to be a rather stilted stage play. Neither are we prudish, but the number of F....s used in the dialogue seemed both excessive and unnecessary. The play itself never really seem to get going and the only time it really came to life was when Jess Robinson as Little Voice really gave it her all in a solo performance of various numbers - although I don't recall that this lasted as long as the 15 minutes quoted in your review. The second half was better than the first (a number of the audience were seen to leave at the interval) but even this was marred by an over active dry ice/smoke machine which filled the entire auditorium with fumes to the extent that a fair number were coughing. Not the best of evenings in my book, which is a pity as the Congress and the DP have had some really excellent productions this season. Disappointed. - Paul Stedman
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