Designed by Nicky Shaw, who is an OTC stalwart, most recently designing the critically acclaimed Diary of Anne Frank for us (due to tour internationally later this year - watch this space for information), the action has been moved to the 1950s, creating a Doris Day style rom com.
Rupert Christiansen, reviewing for The Telegraph, agrees with this move, giving a 4 star review that also praises the singers and the "silky grace" of the orchestra conducted by Stuart Stratford:
"In the hands of director Annilese Miskimmon and her designer Nicky Shaw, the cautionary tale of the eponymous bachelor landowner who thinks he has escaped Cupid’s dart time-travels into the suburban America of the 1950s, where he becomes the handsome singleton boss and cynosure of the typing pool. Here is an updating that proves effortless, enlivening – and nicely cute."
Equally glowing are reviews in The Guardian by Tim Ashley, quoted in the headline above, and The Independent by Edward Seckerson.
Congratulations to all involved in the production for the popular and critical acclaim it has received. There's still time to catch this production, which runs til June 25th.