Dorothy Fields Forever
The show, narrated by the lady herself in the guise of Angela Richards strolls, skips and dances through her life, cleverly intertwining songs like “I’m in the Mood for Love”, “Close as Pages in a Book” and, the darker “Where Am I Going?” as her story unfolds. Whilst Richards is undoubtedly and unavoidably the apparent star of the show, she is supported by some of the highest quality musical talent (namely Robert Meadmore, Kathryn Akin, Rebecca Lock and Stori James on stage, and by Nathan Martin at the piano) veterans of many of the West End’s biggest shows. Together they bring the small stage and ageing space to life, creating an intimacy and interaction not even experienced by row A in the West End’s stalls.
This is an exquisite and vibrant show that is surely worthy of a West End transfer and the greater exposure that would bring for Dan Crawford’s King’s Head, the cast, and most importantly Ms Fields, a much overlooked talent in the history of musicals – she was certainly a gem that is most definitely deserving of such a marvellous renaissance.