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State Fair gets great first-night response

Friday, 6th Aug 2010

Reviewers of the new production of State Fair have been heaping praise on the show.

The Rogers and Hammerstein production has received a glowing response as it begins its run at the Trafalgar Studios in London.

Calling the story of the Frake family on their way to Iowa State Fair a "painting that has burst into song", Paul Callan in the Daily Express noted its "delightful homespun folksiness".

With the parents hoping for prizes and their children on the look-out for love, Mr Callan noted Laura Main's "delightfully sweet voice" in her role as youngster Margy.

Meanwhile, Lyn Gardner in the Guardian was impressed by how space in the small theatre was utilised, noting that the use of pop-ups to denote a change of scene proved particularly effective.

The musical is set to run until August 28th and members of the audience can hear a rendition of It Might As Well Be Spring, the only track to have won the famous songwriting duo an Oscar.

By Jemma Howard 

Article filed under: Theatre News |