Stephen Sondheim’s ‘A Little Night Music’ is deep romantic drama heavily laced with elements of farce and that wonderful music that makes it, for me, a piece of compelling theatre. More a play with music as opposed to a musical, no dancing chorus here, which might explain why not many turned up on the first night of Luton Light’s run at Dunstable’s Little Theatre. Hopefully things will get better as the week progresses because Mathew Orr’s production contains some cracking performances. Richard Cowling leads and sings like an angel and Kate Brennan steals every scene she is in as an earthy maid. A bit slow on this first night and Lee Freeman’s orchestra occasionally overshadowed the singers but they will sort that out. I hope they do because backed by a superb quintet of a chorus this show, simply staged, has the makings of being a bit special.
Runs To Saturday 4th February 7.45pm (Saturday Matinee 3.00pm) – Little Theatre, High Street, Dunstable.