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A round-up of reviews of Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre starring Matthew Kelly and Joanna Riding.

Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre

Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre

Lend Me A Tenor is the new musical comedy directed by Olivier award-winning director Ian Talbot (High Society, Anything Goes) and choreographed by Tony-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner (42nd Street, White Christmas).

The show features mistaken identities and unexpected romance and is based on the award-winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig.

Lend Me A Tenor stars Matthew Kelly and Joanna Riding alongside Damian Humbley, Michael Matus, Sophie-Louise Dann, Cassidy Janson, Gay Soper, Jane Quinn and Michelle Bishop.

See a round-up of Lend Me A Tenor reviews, below.


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STAR RATING The Guardian

“Even if this tune-and-toe version of Ken Ludwig’s 1986 play doesn’t avoid all the pitfalls, it gets by on period charm and one dazzling knockout number.”

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STAR RATING The Daily Telegraph

“It’s all passably entertaining – if you’re prepared to accept this light-hearted and sometimes laboured mix of high art, high jinks and hokum for the fluff and nonsense it is.”

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STAR RATING The Independent

“Sure, the whole shebang’s a bit of a throwback, but it’s fun and finished to a very high standard.”

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STAR RATING Evening Standard

“There’s a disjunction here between retrogressive comedy and modern musical sentiment, and the result is blandness. I did like the tap-dancing bellboys, but that’s faint praise, I know.”

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  1. Di Douglas
    06/08/2011 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    What a shame Lend me a Tenor has closed – it was fabulous, Matthew Kelly’s expressions were wonderful and the singing was outstanding, especially Sophie-Louise Dann’s “operatic scene” in the bedroom, but everyone made the show what it is – it really made me laugh, it was superb and I’m sorry it has ended I see one of the critics comments refers to a throwback finished to a high standard, give me throwbacks anytine!

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