(Robert Dawson Scott’s article appeared in the Times of London, 5/25.)
With this show James Brining, the director of Dundee Rep, is celebrating ten years of having a permanent company. What a way to do it; a cast of 16, an 11-strong band and one of the most challenging pieces of music theatre in the repertoire. I hope the good citizens of Dundee realise what they have in their midst.
Nor is it simply a case of being astonished that such a modest theatre is presenting such a show at all — Dundee Rep seats only about 450. From the opening chorus, sung with tremendous confidence and attack and expertly choreographed, Brining’s production grabs you by the throat and never lets go.
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