(Michael Billington's article appeared in the Guardian, 7/5.)
The title song is terrific. The brolly-brandishing Adam Cooper splashes about in the rain with infectiously childish glee. Indeed, the effect is so good that the whole cast repeats it at the curtain-call. But, although Jonathan Church's revival is near flawless, the show inevitably feels like a replica of the 1952 movie, rather than a true original.