Menier Chocolate Factory, London
2017-01-15 • 15:30
The ability of the Menier Chocolate Factory to come up with delightful productions seems boundless. The treatment given to Bock & Harnick’s 1963 jewel of a musical is an endless source of wonder. In spite of my limited affinity with Ms. Strallen’s talents, this production thrilled me more than the recent New York revival.
A wonderful set by Paul Farnsworth and a generally likeable cast, much more homogeneous than the New York one, add up to an absolutely enchanting experience. Mark Umbers gives a particularly appealing performance as Georg Nowack.
Direction: Matthew White. Choreography: Rebecca Howell.
With Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash), Katherine Kingsley (Ilona Ritter), Peter Dukes (Steven Kodaly [u/s]), Les Dennis (Mr. Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Lazslo), …