This is a musical that tries too hard to please. Yes, the tunes are perky and the leading ladies likable. But that old adage that less is more should have been heeded.
Sad to say, this revival is a mouthful of "d's": dreay, dull, and frankly, pretty dreadful.
Kids and adults of all ages will find great satisfaction with this latest edition of Cirque du Soleil. The acts are still breathtaking and the performers remarkable.
Accent on Youth is an ageless charmer, with more vigor than many modern shows-as well as a touch of wisdom.
Barbara Cook is still at it, still going strong singing her songs, telling her stories.
The fury is missing from this production of Mary Stuart. It's all sound and actors letting you know they're "acting".
What is this musical about? l The title says it all. And the show is powerful enough to elicit gasps from the audience.
A certain irrepressible spirit - and her name is not Elvira - kicks up her heels...
Queenly performances by Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter cannot hide the rather flat production of this London transplant.
On her return to the Oak Room, the sultry and seductive Maude Maggart gracefully preserves the legacy of the cabaret torch singer.