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Review – Maria Friedman “Re-Arranged”, Menier Chocolate Factory

Friday 21 March 2008

For some reason Phil turned up his proboscis at the opportunity to see Maria Friedman’s new concert show Re-Arranged at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Heaven knows why. Her shows are always first rate. Unlike some other musical theatre divas, Ms Friedman clearly loves music and arrangements rather than just the sound of her own voice and her shows are always a cut above.

And how many times do you get to experience a 11 piece orchestra (playing 40-odd instruments)? Top notch players too. On violin was Oliver Lewis whose “phenomenal world record breaking speed in The Flight of the Bumble Bee is unmatched by any other violinist”.

In short: it’s real class. Perhaps that’s what didn’t appeal to Phil. Read the rest of this entry »