This is an original and powerful
production that blends history and realism with the fantastic and the romantic.
Musically it is satisfying and uplifting. Dramatically, it grows from an uncertain
opening to a lively and passionate second act.
Blessed with good humour, a magnificent score, and a leading lady to write home to
mother about, the production never really displeases – even when it’s difficult
to hear – and is, more often than not, almost helplessly endearing.