RIP-ROARING TALENT FEST
Radio Times, The Watermill Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester, 26 Nov - 1 Dec 2012
In terms of how much talent you can fit onto a stage, radio times just about takes the biscuit. Gary Wilmot is in his element, essentially playing himself as an old boy of the entertainment circuit while the utter brilliance amongst his supporting cast is never ending.
The plot... well it focuses on the live broadcast of Variety Bandwagon, a BBC light entertainment programmes aired from The Criterion Theatre, London, circa 1940 amidst the blitz. There's a love triangle in there somewhere but to be honest, the storylines get in the way of the succession of truly brilliant ‘on-air’ performances of Noel Gay songs.
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