TYhe theatre was only about a third full but that did not daunt the cast in putting all their enthusiasm and talent in to delevering a really good fun night. I gather the show is about to close which is a shame as it will certainly brighten up a cold winters night and make you leave the theatre with a smile on your face. Its not a masterpiece, its not profound, it is simple feel good entertainment. - USER: Whatsonstage.com (18.104.22.168)
04 Jan 03
The music is great (even though I think some of the more obscure numebrs could be replaced with more familiar favourites) and some of vocal performances are first class. It's just a shame about the awful script and questionable direction. Luckily the finale helped me forgive the show of all its sins. I think it needs work; more music, less dialogue and more believable characters (does Bish Bosh really have to be portrayed as an imbecile just because he has a stammer?) I'd hate to see this show fail for the sake of some skilled pruning, I hope someone is taking note of all this feedback! Maybe it's not too late!! - USER: Whatsonstage.com
01 Oct 02
What are these other people talking about?? People go to theatre for different things, and if you go to see this show then you in for a lively, fun and energetic night. You might not get the strongest storey line evr, but what you do get is alot of talented people singing songs we all love. It produces an atmosphere to which you want to tap your feet and clap along, and that means letting your inhibitions go and enjoying your self. Just go see it, and have some fun!! - USER: Whatsonstage.com
19 Sep 02
Started well enough, finished with a bop but totally lost the plot either side of the interval!
Don't waste your hard earned money or time on this one. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
17 Sep 02
I don't know whether I was at the same show as Mark Shenton as some of the crowd went mad at the end and I was left wondering why. Mind you judging by the conversations overheard in the loo, a lot of people had free tickets. Looking at the other reviews I can see I am not alone in my opinion of the show. Yes, the sing a long at the end was good but what had preceded was unimpressive for the most part and absolutely dire in some places. The cast tried their best but with that script they weren’t given any help. - USER: Whatsonstage.com
17 Sep 02
This has to be one of the worst shows I've ever seen in the West End. I really liked Buddy and thought Jolson was ok, so was expecting something quite good. What appears on the stage is far from good though. The cast try their best with the dire script they're given. The choice of songs seems very odd (mostly pretty obsure 1960s songs rather than the well known ones). The only redeeming feature is the mega-mix of songs at the close of the show. Although I don't think that 5 minutes is worth sitting through the other 2.5 hours! This has to be one of the only times I have been in a theatre and thought about walking out (if I hadn't been stuck in the middle of a row, i would have left during the 2nd Act for sure!) - USER: Whatsonstage.com
17 Sep 02
The show had some good songs that you knew but from the start the show did not have that sparkle to keep you interested, far to much dialogue and not enough music.
I do not think this show will last it's course in the West End.
Good to see some of the cast from Five Guys Named Moe back in the West End in this show.
There is a part in the show where members of the audience can get up and sing a song, if I am paying for a show I like the entertainers to perform not the publc!!! - USER: Whatsonstage.com
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