Category: Theatre Reviews

September 13, 2015 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Joan Sutherland Theatre, September 8 My immediate neighbour’s response – slumbering tenaciously through Act One and then leaving – was harsh. Perhaps she was at High Society the night before and found two Cole Porter musicals in two nights somewhere between one and two too many, although Anything Goes has…

September 11, 2015 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Hayes Theatre, September 7 At his best Cole Porter was the cleverest songwriter of them all. Alas his musicals, including High Society, were fleshed out with many numbers several rungs below his best, and in this production even the peaks provided by the classic songs are outdone by the superbly…

September 7, 2015 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Ensemble Theatre, September 2 Can I speak off the record? The problem, you see, is that this is the sort of show at which we beard-tugging critics are supposed to sneer; to denounce its modest artistic ambitions; lampoon its broad appeal. But, between you and me, it’s actually rather fun.…