This is a genuinely terrific night in the musical theatre. Gypsy aside, there is nothing to touch it currently playing in London in terms of value for money and sheer, unrelenting happiness. Emma Barton has heart in spades and performs with a lustrous, warm allure which is both seductive and motherly. Ria Jones is a gifted performer, a delicious singer, and she brings a wealth of experience, and a warm, luscious tone to her carefully delivered renditions of Herman’s standards. Sarah-Louise Young’s comic work in Take It All Off and La Cage Aux Folles is gloriously amusing.
It was announced today Jerry’s Girls will transfer to the Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three week run from 12 to 31 May 2015. The show was a sell-out smash at the St James Studio ealrier this year. Jerry’s Girl features songs from musicals written by Jerry Herman, the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of shows including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Dear World, La Cage Aux Folles and Milk And Honey. The cast of Jerry’s Girls will feature Emma Barton (EastEnders, One Man Two Guvnors, Chicago), Ria Jones ( Cats, Les Miserables, Chess), and Sarah-Louise Young (voted one of Time Out’s Top Cabaret Acts). Originally presented as a small cabaret in New York, Jerry’s Girls was created by Herman and collaborator Larry Alford in 1981. Jerry’s Girls is directed by Kate Golledge and choreographed by Matthew Cole with musical direction by Edward Court. For more information visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk Read our … Read more
Ria Jones is the real deal, a generous performer of true skill and intelligence. She has that impressive ability to summon up a mood, an atmosphere, with a simple turn of the head or a bittersweet smile. If you want to have good fun, enjoy some superb musicianship, and remind yourself of a time when Broadway tunes routinely became a part of the fabric of life, this is an opportunity not to be let pass you by.