We have just returned from a performance of the Durban production of the musical Sweeny Todd. I will need some time to form up and drill a platoon of suitable superlatives before I write the review proper, but let it be mentioned that the ovation was more a case of everyone instantly leaping to their feet and yelling rather than merely standing up and applauding.
I recall a friend – with the means – who travelled to London from Durban for a weekend, just to see the original Phantom production. What we have just seen would justify the same exercise in reverse.
Watch this space.