This amiable revival of Soho Cinders makes for an alternative festive treat at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Showtune at the Union Theatre is a lively showcase for Jerry Herman’s music and a very satisfying tribute to his work.
There’s a neat symmetry to the life of Brass the Musical thus far. Originally commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, its professional London premiere now marks the Armistice Centenary.
30 years or so into a career that has seen her win two Olivier awards (so far – I’d watch out for her to be at least nominated for Follies, if not more), it seems remarkable that Janie Dee at the BBC is actually Dee’s debut album.
This revival of Soho Cinders at the Union Theatre is a little more festively timed and through Will Keith’s direction and Joanne McShane’s choreography, provides a level of entertainment to rival even the best of pantomimes.