As regular patrons to West End shows we have to say this one flies high above the others. The lead performances are superb, with Laura Michelle Kelly and Gavin Lee making the characters of Mary and Bert their own. Particular praise must go to Jenny Galloway for her warm hearted yet bombastic Mrs Brill, the house keeper, comic timing of the hightest degree. There are numerous new songs as well as new treatments of the film classics, the complete package is a work of brilliance. The direction, choreography, orchestrations and set were top notch, the only slight criticism in the show was the sound. Musical Director, Nick Davies, conducts the show with great sensitivity. We saw him conduct Martin Guere at the Prince Edward some years ago and My Fair Lady at Drury Lane, he seems to have such dramatic understanding when he conducts, a joy to watch adding to the spectacle of live theatre.
Equally so with the CD, which is as vibrant and entertaining as the show itself, giving us both such wonderful memories of practically.....a perfect evening at the theatre.