Aspects of Love

The score is as lush as ever, but Trevor Nunn has successfully stripped back the trappings – both orchestral and scenic – in this revisit of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that he first directed in 1989.

The songs are able to speak for themselves in a bohemian tale of love across generations and nationalities based on David Garnett’s novel, which traces the ups and downs of an enduring post-war attraction between struggling French actress Rose and the younger, English Alex.


» Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark St, SE1 1RU 
020 7907 7060
Tube: London Bridge
Until Sep 26. £32.50

Review: Louise kingsley