Company (The Lincoln Company)
By Jon Stapley | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016
Stephen Sondheim’s concept musical on love and marriage gets a gender-swapped LGBT remix in The Lincoln Company’s straightforwardly entertaining production. The music is of course superb and the young cast acquit themselves well; the problems here are largely technical. The cavernous C scala seems poorly suited to a show like this, and the lack of sufficient amplification meant the actors’ strong voices were all too often lost in the space. This was compounded by the thundering piano, which clearly needed to be loud enough for the cast to stay in time, but had the unfortunate side-effect of drowning them out. Lastly, huge congratulations to the actor who stepped up last-minute to replace an ill cast member – the change was totally seamless.
C scala, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]