How refreshing to have a Disney film that doesn't end with a marriage! There is much to entertain and please adults in this show but your six year olds may need the stamina for a two and a half hour spectacle with brilliant singing and performances. However many will be pleased that the scary Marshmallow monster does not figure in the UK musical. Casting Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon with their acting ability and contrasting singing voices is a master stroke.
Mesmerising. Andrew Scott is immediately gripping as Langley Collyer, a concert pianist with meticulous and exacting standards for the playing of music. In white tie and tails but with the bow tie undone, he rages about a note and the difference between identical and the same, which has the non musicians in the audience puzzled. His language is refined and esoteric, his personality extreme but fascinating. Our reaction is to be amused.