Not very good, I'm afraid. Badly directed, with some poor timing and a couple of excruciating performances from the 'daily woman' and the colonel. The best efforts of some of the more talented cast members can't save this flop. A shame after the Menier has been on such a roll, but this is miles away from the classy 'Night Music'. - Tim Landar
30 Apr 09
When you walk into the tiny Menier space you marvel at the Tudor cottage that has been created. Initially, I was wondering why they'd bothered to revive this, but it doesn't take long before you succumb to the silliness and period charm of it all. The performances are exceptional. When the inevitable TV biodrama of Leslie Phillips is cast, Edward baker-Duly should be the only candidate! - Gareth James
29 Apr 09
Utterly, interminably awful! This is one of the worst theatrical productions, from a respected production house, that I have had the misfortune to endure for longer than I care to remember. Farce is one of the most difficult theatrical forms to pull off, it takes perfect timing, top notch character actors and a deft hand at directing - this failed on all counts. In 1925 it had them falling in the aisles, but not in 2009? What the Menier are doing messing around with this is quite beyond me, talk about flogging a dead horse! Don't waste your hard earned money on this. 1/10 see me! - rds
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