There was a special currency for Sarah Daniels’ Neaptide being the opening play in the #ntQueer season as this 1986 drama was actually the first by a living female playwright at the National Theatre – an astonishing fact all told.
The Silent film era is the backdrop for a production of a musical that deserves to be shouted about.
Just why Mack & Mabel, running at Edinburgh Playhouse until 21 November, isn’t better known I can’t say. Maybe it’s that it’s never had the big screen treatment awarded to songwriter Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles.
If people remember anything about it, it’s generally that Torvill and Dean choreographed an award-winning routine to the overture.