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Musical (1950)


Musique: Irving Berlin
Paroles: Irving Berlin
Livret: Howard Lindsay • Russel Crouse

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Upstairs at the Gatehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 11 juillet 2009
Première : mardi 14 juillet 2009
Dernière : dimanche 16 août 2009
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Drew McOnie
Avec : Beverley Klein (Sally Adams) , Gido Schimanski (Cosmo), Chris Love (Ken Gibson), Kate Nelson (Princess Maria ), Matthew Trevannion, Rob Wilshaw, Chris Neumann
Presse : MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Implausible and unnecessary musical...I wouldn't have minded a few tuneful Mediterranean ditties here in place of the instantly forgettable two dozen numbers by John Robinson that fatally clog the action."
DOMINIC MAXWELL for THE TIMES says, "Too Close to the Sun is pretty dire. But it’s such a muted, muddled experience, such a waste of time and talent, that there’s not really much to snigger about...It’s not good; it’s not so bad it’s good. It’s just bewilderingly drab."
RHODA KOEING for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Stilted production...Robinson's trite music pootles about aimlessly and tunelessly, and the lyrics (a Robinson-Trippini collaboration) eschew rhyme as well as reason."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Of more than 20 musical numbers, there isn’t one that either delights or lodges itself in the memory...Pat Garrett’s production plods through this rubbish heap of a show with leaden tedium."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The dialogue is flat and the music peculiar, with song after identical song coming over all difficult and resolutely tune-free. "


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