"La La Land is equal parts understated and exuberant. It has Broadway glitz and glamour but with a beautiful simplicity."
"Its a joyful, thrilling demonstration of the best that show business has to offer."
In the first of a new series covering the successes and failures of movie musicals, read my take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, The King and I.
Having seen the Broadway production a few years ago and re-watched the film so many times I have lost count, it may seem silly to go back to London to see the same show again. Yet when something is that good - how can I resist?
Its been a truth universally acknowledged that the only actress capable of portraying Fanny Brice on stage or film is the one and only Barbara Streisand. No one could possibly fill her shoes and belt out Don't Rain on My Parade - so why even try? Maybe that is why it has taken so long… Continue reading Review: Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre