I was too young to appreciate Miss Grenfell's work while she was alive, but this production brings her back to us again. As her dear husband Reggie said, after seeing the show,
"It was lovely to see Joyce again!"
Maureen Lipman's portrayal is sensitive as well as being original, confirming her as one of our best character actresses. Her talent is so much deeper than comedy. The pathos evoked as we see Joyce's star shine brightly then dance away is astounding. I defy you to remain dry-eyed.
I would recommend this without reservation, if you are a fan of either lady, or you just want good entertainment, well-presented and acted with an ease that shows how much effort Miss Lipman put into her performance.