"packed with the best songs Stiles & Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot & wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)."
Mark Shenton, The Stage
"This contemporary Cinderella tale with a gay twist intoxicates from its first notes, as it introduces the seedy milieu from which hero Robbie (Jos Slovick) will rise with his prince. Anthony Drewe's lyrics throughout are witty, ably fitting George Stiles' richly melodic, toe-tapping tunes. Two particular standouts are ‘Gypsies of the Ether’, exquisitely performed by Slovick and Michael Xavier, which hauntingly brings an online meeting to life; and the raucously funny ‘Who Can Tell?’, where Robbie and best pal Velcro (Amy Lennox), grouse about judging a guy's sexuality. After hearing this concert recording, listeners will eagerly await a full production of this beautifully crafted show."
Andy Propst, TheaterMania
"Soho Cinders was met with uproarious approval and now, a live recording of the concert has been released through the SimG Record label, well-known for its support for new work … punchy, upbeat score and catchy numbers ... there’s something for everyone here … multitude of brilliant one-liners … refreshingly straight-talking and remains fun, upbeat and positive. Live recordings are not everyone’s cup of tea, but here the sound quality is superb. The test of any good album though is to see: whether the songs are memorable; the vocals of a high-standard and if you would want to listen to it again – Soho Cinders ticks every box and more than passes the test."
Julie Robinson, Public Reviews
"At last – a new musical that is not up its own backside, but is purely an evening of entertainment which brings a fresh new twist to an old story … show is packed with fantastic songs and the live recording leaves you in no doubt as to the fun being had on both sides of the footlights … performers Rudd and Chard song ‘Fifteen Minutes’ is worth the price of the CD alone … Buy it!"
Nick Wakeham, Musical Stages