Ghost The Musical
Though unlikely to tug at the heartstrings, Bruce Joel Rubin’s musical stage version of his 1990 cinematic tearjerker is well worth seeing – not because of the fairly forgettable songs from Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, but for the juddering choreography and video projections which conjure up the anonymous bustle of New York, for the ingenious body-evaporating illusions and for an outsize performance by Sharon D Clarke as the phoney psychic who turns out to have real powers.
Reluctantly cajoled by the ghost of murdered Wall Street trader Sam into protecting his sculptor girlfriend Molly (and yes, she does throw a pot on stage) Clarke’s a larger than life force and impossible to resist.
Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, W1D 7DY
0844 871 7618
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Until October 13
– Louise Kingsley