Dames at Sea

Niftily choreographed, confidently sung and altogether rather charming, Kirk Jameson’s sparky revival of Haimsohn, Miller & Wise’s 1966 spoof on lavish 30’s Hollywood  musicals works a treat in this tiny space, filling it with hoofing chorines, tap-dancing sailors and a trio of romances. 

Add Rosemary Ashe’s temperamental ageing star with a performance as outré as her wig, Gemma Sutton’s small town Ruby with big Broadway ambitions and Catriana Sandison’s worldly Joan – not to mention a bulldozed theatre – and you’re in for a small scale summer treat.

Union Theatre, 204 Union Street, City of London, SE1 0LX
020 7261 9876
Tube: Southwark
Until August 20

– Louise Kingsley