A round-up of reviews of Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre starring Matthew Kelly and Joanna Riding.
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.
Average rating score for this production:
“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.”
“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."
“Sure, the whole shebang's a bit of a throwback, but it's fun and finished to a very high 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."
Date: 16 June 2011
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Cassidy Janson, Damian Humbley, Gay Soper, Ian Talbot, Jane Quinn, Joanna Riding, Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor, Matthew Kelly, Michael Matus, Michelle Bishop, Paul Farnsworth, Randy Skinner, Sophie-Louise Dann