It Happened In Key West takes risks which more often than not, pay off. As beguiling as it is macabre, this morbid musical comedy needs to be seen to be believed.
It Happened in Key West has some deeply moving moments which are snatched away all too quickly and replaced by witty lines, thereby losing its potency. It promises to be a good production, but it needs to first find its identity and sense of purpose first.
This musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved novel is a wonderful piece of adaptation. Streamlining plot whilst simultaneously enriching character, it translates the travails of the four March sisters into a warm and witty couple of hours and naturally makes you cry just as much it gladdens the heart.