What a show! Time flew by with this performance that takes you through her life from being a little girl in Nutbush TN to the star she became by sheer grit and determination against all odds.
In my assessment, the show strikes the right balance of hardship and domestic abuse to get the audience bought in. It portrays the record deal and related struggle to produce Private Dancer in 84 honestly and powerfully. It also artfully weaves in her developing romance with Erwin Bach whom she lives with now.
The play ends with concert level quality live performances of “Simply the best,” “River deep, mountain high” and “Nutbush city limits.”
Verdict: worth a trip to London? Emphatically yes. Tickets now open till February 19.