So are we to condemn The Drifters Girl because it is about exploited male singers or to commend it for giving its cast co-creation roles?
Timothy Sheader's production at the Open Air in Regent's Park is exciting, brilliantly sung and choreographed and, best of all, unbounded by walls. On a fine summer's evening, the cast join us progressing through the audience and immediately I felt we were witnessing a joyous sect of enthusiastic and inspired youth. They are magnetic so that you want to be part of them. They make their way down to the stage dominated by a 35 foot cross on the playing area.