Frankly the main characters, Alex, his uncle George and Rose, both men’s love interest, are all fairly toxic characters, in an equally toxic situation. Add to that the fourth main character, sculptor Giulietta, George’s mistress, and also Jenny, George and Rose’s daughter, and you have an increasingly complex and, frankly, ‘icky’ situation. Its plot had led to many questioning why the need for a revival, in spite of some plot revisions. The answer is that the score is at times one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest.
So the plot and premise is the big negative here. But what of the positives? And for me, a theatre lover, there are many.