Corrie! (Tour - Northampton)
There is no doubting the hard work and talent on the part of the small cast - Peter Temple, Daniel Crowder, Leanne Best, Simon Chadwick, Jo Mousley and Lucy Thackeray - they all play many, many roles and do so very well. The evening is narrated by Ken Morley and whilst he brings a lot of welcome humour to the stage, the moments where he narrates a lot of plot against a backdrop of choreographed movement by the rest of the cast are particularly baffling.
The costumes are, on the whole, pretty authentic and give a real sense of the characters. However some of the set pieces are more reminiscent of a school play - most noticeably in the Canal Car Crash with Gail and Richard Hillman.
I guess this is a fun night out for real devotees for the show, but as a piece of theatre, it didn't quite work for me. I left the auditorium confused as to why they bothered.