Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined
Musical

Criterion

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined

03 Oct 2015 - 14 Feb 2016

£64.00 - £87.00

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2.8 out of 5.0
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Visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko leads an incredibly talented group of singers and musicians from both sides of the Atlantic through Bacharach’s greatest hits.

Performed by a young, multi-talented cast, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations of Bacharach’s classics, which blend nostalgia and innovation, allowing audiences to revel in all the hits as if for the very first time. It redefines the songbook musical by fusing this extraordinary reinterpretation of over 30 timeless Bacharach melodies with innovative choreography, taking the audience on an emotional and exhilarating journey.

Features classics including Alfie, Anyone Who Had a Heart, I Say a Little Prayer, Magic Moments, The Look of Love, Walk on By, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, What’s New Pussycat, I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself, This Guy’s in Love With You, What the World Needs Now is Love and, of course, Close to You.

Transfers following a critically acclaimed season at the Menier Chocolate Factory as What's it all About? Bacharach Reimagined.

Criterion [West End]

“There's no plot, but there’s lots of motion and emotion conveyed through Bacharach’s compelling songbook. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, Express)

“Highly imaginative tender new arrangements... reveal the narrative of bruising melancholy... Like some mysterious musical mirage”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Bacharach’s back catalogue is joyous... but Riabko adds almost nothing... Flashes of inspiration are depressingly scarce. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Fresh-faced, perma-grinning performers... a sort of terrifyingly earnest acoustic rock makeover... Weirdly alienating... Dull. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“I must admit to feeling baffled... I am not sure this tribute, which is beyond feel-good, greatly enhances many of his 33 songs”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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