If there is a problem with this wonderful production, it rests with the casting of Anna Maxwell Martin as Sally Bowles. As Sally, Martin is a fresh faced suburban girl but talk about her career as a nightclub singer is laughable because of her obvious lack of singing talent. I cannot believe that Rufus Norris did not do this intentionally. Sally Bowles is shallow and selfish but where do you go with a West End musical where the lead has a weak singing voice and is ineffectual and dislikeable?
When I think back to the days of the 1997 Globe, I can see how far they have come and how adventurous the productions have become in this traditional space. But Lucy Bailey's Macbeth is the most innovative visually I have seen there.