Can-Can! - The Union Theatre - ★★★★ - Until March 9, 2019


A frothy mix of Victorian melodrama, Belle Epoque personalities and eclectic music, this production is a light, but satisfying musical pastry. The book loosely based on a drama by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero transports his story to the colourful era of France before World War I. It is updated to reflect some modern themes and to bring new life to a simple plot. As part of the "Enemies of the People" series we get a lighter, but still trenchant skewering of hypocrisy that brings relevance to the piece. Kathy Peacock's Jane Avril was a delight, and the re-imagining of La Goulue and her story by Phil Willmott and PK Taylor brought a touching and contemporary angle to the show. For us, the star of the night was the Can-can. Congrats, Adam Haigh. Some amazing work in a very confined space. Can-can! does does. See it. See it.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Feb 6 - Mar 9, 2019
Tue - Sat: 7:30 pm, Sat & Sun: 2:30 pm
The Union Theatre
Nearest tube: Southwark

http://uniontheatre.biz/can-can.html

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