This show came highly recommended and was without doubt good fun – a real crowd pleaser which would tickle the funny bones of young or old.
It does a great job of bringing the hugely successful film to the stage- the set is innovative, the cast work brilliantly together and the bawdiness of the film is adapted but doesn’t lose its good humour. It’s slick – directed by Rupert Goold (American Psycho, Enron) the professionalism is apparent, and the comic timing immaculate.
However, I can’t say that it set my world on fire… I’m incredibly fussy and probably too partial to a musical, and in a way I can’t put my finger on why. It may be that I know and love the film too well, so any repeated line seems like an imitation rather than to have sprung naturally from the story.
It is a great production, highly recommended. Go, take your parents and have a great laugh and a high quality show. Just don’t expect to leave breathless.