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‘Brims with exhilarating jazz & witty comedy’: WONDERFUL TOWN – Opera Holland Park ★★★★

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Olivia MitchellLeave a Comment

As the world returns to a new normal, there aren’t many better ways to spend an evening than enjoying a glorious musical in the beautiful setting of Opera Holland Park. Quick Fantastic has returned to the space to present Wonderful Town, the half-forgotten 30s musical which brims with exhilarating jazz and witty comedy.

ANNE REID & STEFAN BEDNARCZYK IN CABARET – The Pheasantry

In Cabaret, London theatre, Reviews by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

Most famous perhaps for the story and screenplay of Singin’ In The Rain (though incredibly their only contribution to that movie’s musical numbers was Moses Supposes), the Comden & Green partnership was to last the best part of 60 years, going on to include On The Town and Wonderful Town amongst a string of successes.

Reid and Bednarczyk are as enlightening as they are enchanting with a shared respect for Comden & Green that is infectiously appealing. Together, these talented performers bring a masterful combination of humour and pathos to a selection of numbers that reflect some of the best of the American Songbook.