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“The musical shares with much political theatre and current burlesque a semi-amateur, homemade character, which proves endearing and fun as long as the script keeps things moving...At a few points the drama puttered to a stop. It doesn’t help that Fraser’s writing lacks bite...Coming to the rescue are the delightfully outlandish costumes, the iconic pop tunes for which Fraser has fashioned new lyrics, and the cast’s uniformly excellent singing." Full Review
"Dance cannot dominate at the expense of the gorgeous near-operatic songs. In a production so polished and star-studded that it looked like an audition for Broadway, Wheeldon tackled this conundrum by trading between talents...The story presented the only problems...A fantasy of turning back the clock that you might recognize from recent political campaigns...But these few faux pas are nothing that a bit of snipping and rearranging wouldn’t fix." Full Review