Theatre Review: Dick Barton

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Dick Barton

Warehouse Theatre, Croydon (0181-680 4060)

Andrew C Wadsworth's is perfect casting in Phil Willmott's reworking of the post-war, innuendo-free, stiff-upper-lip radio hero . Puns, musical jokes and ridiculous choreography litter this production, which has you laughing or groaning for most of the evening. The comic energy occasionally flags, but the ludicrous plot and the high calibre musical performances - "Nessun Dorma" becomes "Stress and Trauma" - ensure that the momentum sweeps you along.

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