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.
Listening to a CD offers a greater opportunity to consider a show’s songs in more detail. Reality TV is fertile ground for writers. A couple of years ago I Can’t Sing! had a short-lived outing at the London Palladium, lampooning The X-Factor.
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.