Sunday, 25 July 2021

Review: Sob story with the right spirit

Ghost the Musical

New Theatre Oxford Wednesday, February 25

Belinda Hough-Robbins

In a brilliant piece of front of house marketing, I was handed a pristine packet of Kleenex tissues with my programme. The gauntlet had been thrown down: “We defy you to get through this performance without weeping.”

This was the third time I had been to the Oxford New Theatre in not many more weeks than three; they have yet to disappoint me. The fare is surefire. And yet, Ghost, the Musical? Based on a film with one memorable song, Unchained Melody?

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