On Monday 8th August we all went, with Lientjie, to see Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse. It was okay.
It was less good than one might expect the third Rodgers & Hammerstein musical to be, when their first five musicals were Oklahoma!, Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, and The King And I. But it was considered quite unusual/experimental for its time (1947), and had a mixed critical reception, to the extent that this was the professional European premiere.
It was well performed (since we've seen quite a number of off-West-End musicals in the last few years, we had seen some of the folk before (including Cassandra McCowan in two G&S, especially good as Mad Margaret in Ruddigore), but I don't remember anyone as standing out especially), and the music and everything was fine, but the story seemed rather lacklustre, I guess. It was our third fringe musical in quick succession - after In The Heights and Titanic - to use a movable frame; like the former, it was a traverse production with little or no set in the middle.