Our Review: Curtains
Our Marketing Officer visited Curtains at the Wyndham Theatre on Wednesday 8th January and loved it! Don't just take our word for it, read their review below:
The show opens with a clever musical within a musical as the leading lady of the raunchy new Wild West musical ‘Robbin Hood’ is murdered onstage during the opening night!
Comedian Jason Manford is perfect as Frank Cioffi, the musical theatre loving detective who before the cast has a chance to leave the Boston theatre puts them all on lockdown, then simultaneously sorts out the production’s problems whilst solving the murder.
Ensemble numbers are very classy. ‘Show People’ is a typical nostalgic Broadway number; ‘The Woman’s Dead’ and the repetitive full cast number of ‘He Did It’ are hilarious. The main cast are excellent, particularly Rebecca Lock as the show’s producer and Samuel Holmes as the witty British director receiving the most laughs.
It’s full of great gags and wonderful characters and on several particularly funny occasions the show even addresses the audience/ critics in the audience! Please note: At one point a murder victim is seem dangling from a noose and it does also contain lots of jokes and songs about death!
Curtains is a tongue in cheek musical whodunit by Kander and Ebb, the same song writing team as Cabaret & Chicago and despite few memorable songs is a clever show that will be enjoyed by older audiences who enjoy classic musicals and whodunits.