TIME OUT reviewed DROOD and then named the show in its revered CRITICS CHOICE column


excellent production


hugely enjoyable





Issue 1721

13-20 August 2003



METROLIFE, the EVENING STANDARD listings section awarded DROOD a coveted two red dots, describing the musical as


beautifully revived by 4th Wall




Evening Standard

14 August 2003




WEST END EXTRA, the local newspaper for central London:-


maximum entertainment


tears of laughter


West End Extra

15 August 2003




THE CITY AND ISLINGTON NEWS, distributed to homes and businesses in the heart of the capital:-


rattling good fun


terrific comic accuracy


an excellent production


City and Islington News

August 2003

Issue 14




Matti Aijala contributing an in-depth review to MUSICAL STAGES ONLINE, the digital sister paper to the bi-monthly magazine MUSICAL STAGES described the 4th Wall version of DROOD as:-




4th Wall should be proud of this production. They have a great company and make musical theatre with real enjoyment and talent.


The tiny Bridewell off Fleet Street offers an excellent space for the show and the audience really feels they are watching music hall entertainment


contributing enormously to the overall success of this delightful evening is musical director Ryan Weber and his orchestra of two. Their playing is crisp and energetic.


I greatly enjoyed the evening and would gladly give my vote to them any time!


come and see this musical!


Matti Aijala is from Finland. He is a member of the management team of the Stephen Sondheim Society and is a knowledgeable and highly respected reviewer of stage musicals.


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