"You can never go back to before"
Mother may spend a song telling us that we can never go 'Back To Before' but fortunately you can go back to Ragtime with no fear. And in a post-election climate, it can't help but feel even more charged as the USA finds itself at a(nother) momentous point in its history. You can read my original review here and if anything, Thom Southerland's production has gotten even better as the actor-musicians feel even more confident and comfortable.
Leading performances from Jennifer Saayeng and Ako Mitchell, Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe, and Gary Tushaw remain powerful as ever. But on second viewing I enjoyed watching ensemble members and just how damn hard they're working - Kate Robson-Stuart, Christopher Dickins and James Mack particularly standing out for me... If you've not seen the show yet, there's a trailer below for your delectation but move quickly, there's less than a month less of the run.
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (with interval)
Photos by Annabel Vere & Scott Rylander
Booking until 10th December
Labels: Ako Mitchell, Anita Louise Combe, Bernadette Bangura, Christopher Dickins, Earl Carpenter, Gary Tushaw, Jennifer Saayeng, Joanna Hickman, Jonathan Stewart, Nolan Frederick, Seyi Omooba, Valerie Cutko