Toulouse-Lautrec: The Musical (2 stars)

This article is from 2011

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Musical

Japanese one-man show dedicated but lacking in pace and musical gravitas

Toulouse Lautrec’s life was a colourful one, worthy of musical exploration, and this Japanese company’s dedication is admirable, in a one-man show, helmed by Japanese performer/songwriter Jun Sawaki. But while Sawaki undoubtedly offers his all to the piece, it still lacks the pace and musical gravitas to make it truly memorable.

C Aquila, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug, 4.10pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).

Toulouse-Lautrec: The Musical

  • 2 stars

Created and performed by Mr Jun Sawaki, best known in Japan as the Phantom from Phantom of the Opera. This intimate one-man musical enjoyed a nationwide sell-out tour in 2009/10. This original piece of musical theatre invites you to discover the brief but astonishing life of the man whose decadent paintings of the Moulin…

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