USER: Supanet (08Aug01): It's rare that a musical tackles such a serious and controversial issue, and its a refreshing change. The voices are fantastic and Ben Eltons's score extremely sharp and incisive. The other terrific aspect of the production is the on-stage evolution of the leading character's personalities. Well written and composed, superby sung and acted, and wonderful choreography, make this a must see.
USER: Travelocity (20Jun01): The worst I've ever seen
I left in the interval
USER (11Jan01): Trivial lyrics in an unconvincing show
Evening Standard (11Jan01): Ben Elton tells the story with humour and compassion and his lyrics are both funny and heartbreaking. Andrew Lloyd Webber's evocative new score combines heart searing ballads and stirring anthems with the sounds of Ireland. This powerful and passionate musical is a joyous celebration of the freedom that love can bring.
runfold house (11Jan01): has a really nice song!
Independent (11Jan01): text review
Sunday Times (11Jan01): This is Andrew Lloyd Webber's best musical. It has a real life-or-death subject: the beginning of the Troubles in Ulster, and how they blighted the lives of a generation of football-playing youngsters. [Ben Elton]'s book and lyrics have a bitter edge and a biting humour.
USER (11Jan01): Very moving piece with beautiful music and excellent performers. It must be seen!!!