FA are sharp as scalpels, and this is their cutting edge. From a glorious start with Painting on the Glitz, they glittered throughout this wonderful evening at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket - the pace never lets up. Everywhere you look the songs are barbed and juicy, viciously funny, sometimes silly and occasionally moving (Don't Come Back could almost be an English answer to Jacques Brel's classic Ne Me Quitte Pas.)
Listen out for brilliant send-ups of Jerry Springer, formulaic paperback writing, amoral dalliances (including references to Bill Clinton's hobbies!), apres-ski among the rich and brain-dead, mix-and-match spirituality, and the virtues or otherwise of Viagra, among many others. As the song says, who could ask for anything more?