A revival of the award-winning musical about family and relationships set during the AIDs crisis.
A musical which follows Marvin a gay man, who divorces his wife Trina and finds love with a new man Whizzer. The patchwork family come together to support their gifted yet troubled son Jason. Created by Tony Award winners William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and James Lapine (Into the Woods, Passion). The UK production is directed by Tara Overfield-Wilkinson.
It’s high-spirited, up front and out there. Unfortunately...Tara Overfield-Wilkinson sets that as the abiding tone in an over-deliberate production that tries so hard to please that it’s enervating to watch.'
complex tapestries of melody feel utterly natural...Falsettos grips and stimulates rather than devastates, perhaps because the knowingly busy writing also has a needlessly busy set that competes for our attention.'
This beautifully sung production is a reminder that ‘Falsettos’ deserves to be better known; its knotty, prophetic explorations of queer family shine out, even in a production that’s (metaphorically, not literally) a little off-key.'
Jewface-controversy musical has flashes of wit but too many songs...The piece is choppy and uneven, betraying its origins as three individual one-act musicals, but everything comes into much sharper focus after the interval.'