A real joy to watch from start to finish. the story behind Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is one of courage against adversity, but one that is full of humour and love too.
Energetic: Boisterous enjoyment and foot-tapping music compensate for outdated attitudes in Underbelly’s revival of Five Guys Named Moe, at the Spiegeltent in Edinburgh’s Festival Square until January.
Made popular by the MGM 1955 film starring Marlon Brandon, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine this show is undoubtedly in my top three all time favourite shows. Consequently I’ve seen many stage versions and some with equal star billing as the motion picture which started my love affair with it. So did this fresh touring company live up to my high expectations?
The current London cast of Gordon Greenberg’s Chichester production of Guys and Dolls, recently moved across town to the Phoenix Theatre, is a delight. This company’s polished excellence give a delightful treatment of Frank Loesser’s words and tunes, themselves a carefully crafted tribute to Damon Runyon’s Broadway fables.