Highly entertaining, and definitely worth a visit.
Whilst the musical sticks closely to the film with most of the iconic lines included, it is still a joy to see a much-loved classic come to life on the stage for a blast of nostalgia. Brimming with feelgood helped along by a catchy original score by rock legend Bryan Adams with Jim Vallance; a worthy accompaniment to ‘Hollywood’s ultimate rom-com’.
There was great chemistry between the characters who recreated the key moments from the film with panache. More serious storylines were balanced by the comedy interspersed throughout the show and special mention must go to Curtis Patrick in his dual role of hotel manager, Mr Thompson/Happy Man. The sets were simple but the staging and lighting was very effective and we defy your hearts not to melt along with Vivian’s during an affecting ‘night at the opera’.
Pretty Woman the Musical is on at New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 9 December. Starring Amber Davies as Vivian and Oliver Savile as Edward with Natalie Paris as wise-cracking Kit de Luca.