Aspects of Love may perhaps benefit from a modern reworking to iron out the more distasteful elements, but it should be fondly remembered.
It says much for the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) that they have amongst their young company the talent and resource to deliver what is unquestionably an impressive take on this most adult of musicals.
Imaginary follows the friendship of two young boys, Milo (Tom Price) and Sam (Josh Gottlieb). As Sam’s only friend the pair do everything together, playing all day and letting their imaginations run wild.
Two years after its premiere in Leeds, the National Youth Music Theatre’s production of Brass arrives at the capital’s Hackney Empire. And yet again, under the aegis of this remarkable organisation, the quality of acting, song and music is magnificent.