The songs in the piece do not seem to have a cohesive style so can feel a little jarring at times as we switch from genre to genre. Though the lyrics are clever and the rhythms are very catchy and you’ll be left humming them on the way home.
A mention must be given to the set designer Soutra Gilmour with a set consisting entirely of different sized suitcases, with special compartments and openings it’s a very clever design that adds a lot to the production.
This is a perfectly sweet musical with some beautiful songs and fabulous performances. A wonderful festive rom-com that makes for a warm and cosy evening at the theatre.
This show was reviewed on the 16th November 2023. Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) runs at the Kiln Theatre until the 20th January 2024. Tickets available here: TWO STRANGERS (CARRY A CAKE ACROSS NEW YORK) | Kiln Theatre
Review written by Rosie Browne
Photo credit: Marc Brenner