"A nostalgic sugar rush. It’s like hearing your childhood stripped down to 4 people, a narrator, and a piano. Charlotte Wakefield gives wonderful heart and belt to lesser-known tunes, giving them new breathe. Emma Williams gives equal passion, reminiscent of a young Angela Lansbury in ability & power even in her softer moments. The men give hilarious and engaging characterizations in their songs … Colin Billing’s musical direction and piano chops are top-notch, displaying his instincts that put him among the best cabaret accompanists. The CD is a wonderful love letter to the Sherman family legacy … There is heart at the centre of this show and it is most prominent in the performers and narration."
Public Reviews ✭✭✭✭.5
"Sit back, relax and slip away into the Songbook of your Childhood … Colin Billing has kept the music simple, just the talented cast along with his ivories leave the songs wide open to be listened to and appreciated for their lyrics and musical tone. The narration is excellent … this really is one of those albums with something for everyone ... a wonderful journey … Magic."
8/10 "a wonderful collection of songs, anecdotes and memories. Performances, especially from Stuart Matthew Price and Emma Williams are exquisite … Colin Billing comes up with some imaginative arrangements - one of the toughest jobs when you are working with standards like these. The double cd package is excellent, as we have now come to expect from SimG, and as always is very informative. Another top-rate release from what I firmly believe is the UK’s biggest supporter of new musicals."
"a delightful recording that preserves one of the most sparkling revues of recent years ... [featuring] some of the UKs finest musical theatre performers. Offering so much more than just a collection of beautifully performed songs, this is a lovingly crafted tribute to a pair of the 20th century’s cultural giants. A gorgeous CD."
"It is simply a cornucopia of delights! … delivered by a wonderful quartet. Yet another triumph for SimG Records ... One for the shopping list."
Musical Theatre Review
✭✭✭✭"A show that strings together one joyous hit after another, delivered by a first rate quartet of singers."
Clive Davis, The Times
✭✭✭✭"Robbie Sherman narrates the evening with a clear sense of pride. The heartwarming stories about his family really give a personal touch. It brings a new meaning to many of the lyrics when you understand their backgrounds and this makes the evening that little bit more special. The most important part - the singing - is also rather beautiful."
"I predict a great future for A Spoonful of Sherman … great cast!."
Musical Theatre Review
✭✭✭✭"A delightful way to spend a couple of hours - great fun."
The Public Reviews
✭✭✭✭✭"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! An evening of magic and delight."
"Something magical happened at St James Theatre – it was a night of revelation,
emotion and sheer joy."
"A cavalcade of Sherman, three generations, no medicine, just charm, and one or two genuine surprises."
✭✭✭✭✭"It really was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. A truly scrumptious smorgasbord of smash hits by the Sherman Brothers."
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