The Little Ladies have arrived!
The world premiere of Rock Follies has opened in the Minerva. With a book by Chloë Moss, and songs from the original series by Howard Schuman and Andy Mackay, it's one of this season's most eagerly awaited productions for those who loved the ground-breaking TV show.
Have a read of what the critics have been saying below and check out the Little Ladies, and the company strutting their stuff and rocking out at CFT. For the full gallery head over to the show page.
Rock Follies runs until 26 August so make sure you don't miss this rousing, riotous rollercoaster of woman power!
Fabulous. This is gig theatre at its most exuberant
Rocking revival is energetic, effervescent and hugely entertaining
Mail on Sunday
A cracking story crackingly well told, performed with energy, imagination and style and excellently directed by Dominic Cooke. The trio beautifully delineated and beautifully played
An outstanding cast. Bawden’s performance is beautifully fragile and her vocal-control is just top-notch. Strallen is warm and funny and beautifully timed and her rather astonishing vocal-range is used to its full effect. Hurst is firing on all cylinders. Her vocals, too, are soul-satisfying and her performance both fiery and vulnerable
Carly Bawden, Angela Marie Hurst and Zizi Strallen sing so scorchingly, against a live band so thrillingly punchy
Zizi Strallen, Carly Bawden and Angela Marie Hurst are sensational in their roles. As an ensemble their harmonies are delicious and in solo work, each woman sings with a unique clarity and timbre that is spine-tingling in its beauty. Nigel Lilley and Toby Higgins musical arrangements of the score is inspired and their 5-piece band is sensational. With The Sound Of Music playing just across the driveway in the Festival Theatre it is likely that right now Chichester is home to some of the finest performances in the country.
Jonathan Baz Reviews