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 Post subject: Tonight's the Night - the musical
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:19 am 
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At least Rod's songs are wearing well
By Benedict Nightingale for The Times


ABBA’S Mamma Mia! has a lot to answer for, mainly the notion that you can shove any old ditties into any old tale. Last night we moved closer to the ultimate incongruity: Kafka’s Metamorphosis complete with Beatles songs or the Sisyphus myth with Rolling Stones numbers. Tonight’s the Night isn’t only the title of London’s latest musical. It’s a Rod Stewart song, one of 27 that jubilantly pop, usually without good reason, from Ben Elton’s quaint variation on the Faust story.
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Sailing all the way to the bank

The Rod Stewart musical is mind-bogglingly bad, so it looks like another surefire hit for Ben Elton

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Sunday November 9, 2003
The Observer

Tonight's the Night
Victoria Palace Theatre, London SW1

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Some experiences - minor car crashes, say, or creepy incidents on public transport - are horrible at the time, but weirdly enjoyable later, when you tell your friends about them and get to watch their jaws drop. And so it is with Ben Elton's new Rod Stewart-themed musical, Tonight's the Night.
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Tonight's The Night: The Rod Stewart Musical
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IMAGINE how the makers of Edinburgh Crystal felt about Leo Baekeland when he invented plastic. That’s how writers of stage musicals should feel about Ben Elton. Now he launches another compilation production, theatre’s answer to the TV clip show, with premise in lieu of plot line and characters insufficiently entertaining to be caricature, but lacking the complexity to be stereotypes. Much of which comes with the territory. The fist-clenchingly dreadful dialogue comes with nothing except a writer of industrial-strength smugness. Of course, it’s post-modern.

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Tonight's the Night
By Chris Bartlett for The Stage

At first glance lugubrious uber-lad Rod Stewart and motormouth Ben Elton seem very strange bedfellows. But both know something of being lauded and vilified in equal measure. And while this venture is clearly about jumping on the same gravy train as Elton's We Will Rock You, the pairing is successful.

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