Love Story an "elegant and sincere" production
The new musical production of Love Story has been praised for its genuine and sincere adaptation of the story.
Describing the new version of Eric Segal's novel as a tasteful retelling of the story, the Financial Times found it to be a both a "genuine and restrained" performance.
Explaining that the story begins with the funeral of leukaemia victim Jenny, it said the musical has the feel of being a memory.
"Howard Goodall provides a rippling, sensitive score and the dialogue slips into song with ease - music seems ever-present, which fits with Jenny's desire to be a pianist," the review added.
Fans of the film version may also spot a reference to it, as during a piano recital she performs the movie's theme tune.
The show is being performed at the Duchess Theatre in London and is scheduled to run until April 30th 2011, with Emma Williams playing the role of Jenny and Michael Xavier performing the part of Oliver.
By Jemma Howard