Despite the downbeat ending to Love’s Labour’s Lost and the troubles over Claudio and Hero’s wedding in Much Ado About Nothing, the two plays are very funny and thoroughly entertaining, whether enjoyed singly or, ideally, seen together.
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Get out and get a seat when Chitty comes to a theatre near you. Take your kids or just go and revel in the enormous joy that resonates off the stage in waves. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be entertaining young and old for a long time to come and who could want for more […]
West Yorkshire Playhouse and Music and Lyrics Limited have announced that they will tour a new production of the beloved musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2016. Based on the classic novel by Ian Fleming and the renown film of the same name, the show features an iconic score by the Sherman Brothers which includes […]
In the title role, Zoe Wanamaker is in terrific form. She is wholly believable as a woman out of place in the world but entirely at home in the confines of her abode. Lynda Baron is superbly sweet as Aunt Lion, the tough old spinster who runs the house where Stevie lives. Men played little […]
The production is blessed with good acting, impeccable timing and a sense of style, mischief and swagger which accentuates its high points. Pretty much everyone is trying to best everyone else with an armoury of quips, quibbles and quizzical asides and, happily, Luscombe seeks to make the most of this.
With Peter Bowles and Penelope Keith in the roles, the chemistry between them is positively infectious as the gently flirt their way through the proceedings.