Reviews

REVIEWS

THE STAGE – ★★★★★

Paul Vale: Love Birds has all the magic and invention that you’d hope to see from the Sherman dynasty, plus a few contemporary surprises… Stewart Nicholls’ polished production boasts a gloriously quirky design from Gabriella Slade and an exceptionally talented cast… A glorious reimagining of the vaudeville genre, that’s thankfully not just for children…

MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW – ★★★★★

Craig Glenday: Sherman keeps the spirit of his father and grandfather alive in a new family-friendly show packed with parrots, penguins and plenty of toe-tapping tunes… With its unapologetically catchy tunes, delivered by an unflappably talented cast, the show deserves to take flight…

WEST END FRAME – ★★★★

Andrew Tomlins: Robert J Sherman’s new musical is an irresistible family treat… You’ll be humming the songs all day! I can certainly see a bright future for the piece. Love Birds is the ultimate family show at this year’s EdFringe…

MUSICAL THEATRE MUSINGS (from London previews)

With a distinct Vaudeville style throughout the show, Sherman has created a show’s worth of delightful musical theatre tunes, which I guarantee you’ll be whistling along to by the final curtain…

SARDINES (from London previews)

If Cats was the first musical to get felines up on their toes, Love Birds now does the same for the avian population. A delicious, daffy confection… Sherman proves he’s inherited his father and uncle’s way with a tune and a rhyme…

INTERVIEW

Robert J Sherman reveals new musical Love Birds

ROBERT ‘ROBBIE’ J. SHERMAN is the son of Robert B Sherman (1925-2012), one half of the Academy-Award-winning songwriting partnership (with brother Richard) responsible for the unforgettable numbers in classic movie musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Bedknobs and Broomsticks…

FEATURES

Three to See at Edinburgh 2015: New Musicals

Putting the spotlight on the musical Fringe, ThreeWeeks co-editor Caro Moses sifts through the thousands of shows on offer at the festival and tips Love Birds as one of just three new musicals to see this year.