Tell Me On A Sunday is one of those classic shows that any theatre fan knows and loves. So when given the chance to see Marti Webb perform the role she originated more than 30 years ago, it is no surprise it recently sold out its week long run at St James Theatre and has now transferred to the West Ends Duchess Theatre for a further three weeks.
Seeing 69 year old Marti up on stage is testament to us all that anything is possible and leaves you wanting to say “you go for it girl” during the long bursts of applause. However, should you not be familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webbers show or the reasons why Marti is performing it, you could be forgiven for asking yourself why this older lady, who doesn’t have a particularly strong voice, is performing in the West End.
Tell Me On A Sunday is the story of one woman’s search for love. She travels to America to be with the man she loves and then recounts a string of failed relationships in this hour long song cycle, finally coming to the conclusion that she doesn’t need a man to complete her life. With songs like Capped Teeth and Ceasar Salad, Take That Look Off Your Face and of course Tell Me On A Sunday, this is a real trip down memory lane to the many different interpretations of this show that have been done over the years.
I loved the show and could happily watch it every day of its run!
Reviewed by West End Wilma
Tell Me On A Sunday plays at the Duchess Theatre until 8 March 2014. Click here for tickets