Zorro The Musical ★★★★★ Charing Cross Theatre | Apr 2 - May 28, 2022


A swashbuckling masked avenger and some seriously impressive sword fighting – can it get better than that? Well, if you add the great music of the Gipsy Kings, some splendid singing and some terrific choreography from Cressida Carré, it can! This is a thoroughly enjoyable, feel-good musical that is pure entertainment. Benjamin Purkiss is an amazingly energetic Zorro and he is well-matched by Alex Gibson-Giorgio who is suitably fiendish as our hero's brother, the arch-villain, Ramón. Paige Fenlon is a strong and compelling Luisa and Phoebe Panaretos simply sizzles as Inez. A highlight for us is Marc Pickering's delightful comic turn as Sergeant García. He hits just the right note, never playing it too broadly and managing at the same time to engender real sympathy for his oppressed and lovelorn state. Director, Christian Durham, has set a whirlwind pace that is bound to catch up the audience in this simple story of a prodigal son and sibling rivalry. The cast's energy is totally infectious and in numbers like "Bamboléo" and "Viva El Zorro" it is positively breathtaking. Of course, good triumphs over evil and love conquers all. Zorro The Musical definitely leaves its mark as a totally entertaining evening in the theatre.

Rated: ★★★★★

Reviewed by J.C.
Photo by Pamela Raith Photography.

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