A reviews round-up for What’s It All About? Bacharach at the Menier Chocolate Factory
With offerings from the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Carole King, The Kinks, Franki Valley and the forthcoming Sinatra production the West End has no shortage of juke box musicals from yesterday’s stars. Far from rehashing Burt Bacharachs amazing back catalogue, What’s It All About? Bacharach is a modern interpretation by Kyle Riabko and it’s obvious to see why Bacharach has given his blessing and support to the show.
What’s It All About? Bacharach reimagined plays a limited run from 3 July 2015 until 5 2015 September at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined transfers to the Criterion Theatre from 3 October 2015 until 10 January 2016 under the new name Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined.
Average rating score for this production:
“Far from being another jukebox musical, this show gives a slew of Bacharach-David hits an exuberant makeover that invites fresh appreciation.”
“We repeatedly feel the joy, tenderness and melancholy of Bacharach’s art and are treated to an exhibition of skilful musicianship.”
“raw, spine-tingling potency”
“Bacharach reimagined by the Glee generation”
“A thrilling musical ride that's more than a nostalgic trip down memory lane but makes this classic pop catalogue come alive for today”
“In an age of jerry-built jukebox musicals this show is a little gem.”
“Spread your wings not for New Orleans but for the Menier Chocolate Factory and this utterly delightful Off-Broadway show.”
Date: 1 August 2015
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Burt Bacharach, Kyle Riabko, Menier Chocolate Factory, What's it all about? Bacharach