Unfortunately this whole production is let down by the simple fact that you can’t hear a lot of it. It desperately needs mics and not only for the singing but for most of the dialogue too. There is a live orchestra doing a competent job and they’re not actually too loud, the cast simply need to project more.
Although the gist of the story came across there were so many details either missed or not understood and that’s such a shame as ALNM is a wonderful piece of theatre. This is Sondheim, nothing is there by chance. I do have to commend a couple of people though, Count Malcolm on his singing and Charlotte for her lovely dry wit. And nice to get some live cello playing by Henrik too.
A brave attempt but I’m afraid too much of a challenge overall.
Review by Alan