Originally published on London Box Office
“It’s all about the atmosphere” says the lead character Ray Davies (John Dagleish) just before the last (and best) song of this particular musical. And he’s not wrong. But whilst most of the audience was up on their feet dancing and singing along, I was sat at a table wondering why I wasn’t doing the same. The atmosphere for me was lacking in this production, I couldn’t help but think that it came up short against other jukebox musicals in the West End at the moment (Jersey Boys is my gold standard in this category).