It's OK. If you like the music and are happy to hear the group's story with
plenty of excerpts from their catalogue, then this is an enjoyable enough
Staged with more style than usual in a "compilation" show, the
performances are strong and the simple set is fine given the dramatic economy of
the whole production. That isn't to say anybody is short-changed by performer,
writer or director - just that they all resist any need to be excessive...
... except in language and volume... There is plenty of both and that could
be a problem for some sections of the regular London theatregoing audience.
"Compilation" musicals are usually family style and this really isn't for the
youngest members of the tribe. For everyone else it is a chance to see a big
Broadway show and maybe re-live youth a little. Not a bad choice for those who
prefer this style of musical and accept a more adult approach to them.