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Sunday In The Park With George (One Academy Productions)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

This is a charming musical that brings to life Georges Seurat’s famous painting, and focuses on the artist’s obsession with his work. The wonderfully talented cast lives up to the task of performing the musically challenging Sondheim classic, with its fast-paced lyrics and alarmingly diverse range of notes. For this, it is hard not to be impressed. Likewise, the faultless band help contribute to what is ultimately a very good show. Having said this, for me it was too long – by the end, many of the performers’ voices were feeling the strain, and I’m dubious as to whether it was worthy of the standing ovation given to it by some of the audience at the end.

C, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15, 22), 3.35pm (5.35pm), £8.50 – £14.50, fpp234.
tw rating 4/5