Road Show

You may never have heard of Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner and his smooth-talking entrepreneur brother Wilson, but Stephen Sondheim has turned their early 20th century rollercoaster rags to riches story into a clever vaudevillian musical which satirises the American Dream.

Michael Jibson (hardworking, gay) and David Bedella (shifty, womanising) shine as the contrasting siblings and, although this isn’t vintage Sondheim, John Doyle’s wittily staged European premiere definitely delivers as the traverse stage is showered with $100 bills as suspect as Wilson’s promises.

Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU
020 7907 7060
Tube: London Bridge
Until September 17
£33.50 / Meal Deals £40.00

– Louise Kingsley