Really, really loved it. Each one of the actors was fantastic, songs were good and we laughed our heads off. Highly recommended. - Susan Hughes
27 Feb 11
Considering the thinness of the material, theyíve worked wonders at the Landor to find enough fun in Andrew Lloyd Webber & Alan Ayckbournís 35-year old musical comedy to justify the revival Ė just! Itís Panto meets farce meets Boys Own story, a play-within-a-play thatís very silly indeed. The story, dialogue and songs are entirely undistinguished and inconsequential, so itís left to the performers and production team to mine it for whatever they can Ė and they certainly find a lot more laughs than youíd find on the page. Kevin Trainor plays Wooster as a cheeky chappie, which provides some welcome charm, whilst Paul M Meston rightly plays it straight as Jeeves. The supporting cast is excellent; I particularly liked Charlotte Mills gung-ho turn as Honoria Glossop. Designer Morgan Large has created a finely detailed and brilliantly realistic village hall in this tiny space. Nick Bagnallís staging fizzes with the chorus numbers superbly staged (and choreographed by Andrew Wright). Thereís a fine four-piece on-stage band but they donít have a score worthy of their talents and enthusiasm, Iím afraid. There are six producers and associate producers, in addition to the Landorís new in-house producer, listed in the programme which I suspect means they planned for life after the Landor? As much as I admired the production, in my opinion the show certainly doesnít deserve that. - Gareth James
22 Feb 11
A truly superb evening. Laughed so hard we were reduced to tears. Casting were top notch particularly Kevin Trainer who stole the show entirely with his outstanding characterisation exceptional comic timing. Could not fault his performance intelligently executed and hysterically funny. Would and have already recommended to all. A must see piece of theatre! - Natalie and Laura Radford, Cornwall
12 Feb 11
Started off good and ended hilarious. Built at a great pace, providing so many laughs it restored my faith in great theatre.
Cast were excellent, direction brilliant! Only complaint was that laughed so hard I was sweating too much in the heat of the theatre! - Stacy H
Whatsonstage.com - Discount London theatre tickets, theatre news and reviews, Theatre videos, Theatre discussion, National Theatre Listings. Covering London's West End, all of Theatreland and all UK theatre. The best
for London Theatre Ticket Discounts.