Naturally Insane! West End Criterion Theatre

“What a great show…Steve Royle as Dan leno was superb. Brilliant to see a cameo role for the magnificent John Thomson. Bravo David Slattery-Christy for the script”

(Rick Blackman)

Yesterday at the beautiful Criterion Theatre in London’s West End we created some magic and brought Dan Leno and his story back to a new audience of young and old with Naturally Insane! The audience reaction after both shows was amazing and very moving. Thank you to Steve Royle, John Thomson, Phil Walker, Neil Rowland, Janet Maher, Nicole Violet. All those who helped backstage and my creative team Debbie Hudd, Debra Smyth, Gillian Wood, Martyn Coyne, Joe Wells, Steve Sheard, Andrew Bailey and everyone at the Criterion who were fantastic in their support. Last but not least Adam Borzone and Lottie Walker from the British Music Hall Society for selling programmes and greeting the audience and supporting the show. My late partner Graham would have been so pleased to see his set design on a West End stage and he was there in spirit with us.

“What a fantastically beautiful, sad, poignant and laugh out loud piece of theatre…Never seen Steve Royle do ‘serious’, but what a wonderfully moving performance!”

(Jane Deane)