A collection of reviews of Never forget the musical.


“Never Forget is bounced along on a wave of high-energy exuberance punctured by periodic handbrake turns into sentiment. Technically, it is impressive; so skilfully are the principals’ microphones disguised that, for a moment as the show began, I wondered whether they were miming (they weren’t). At the close of the first half, so much rain fell as Ashley and Chloe split up against a background of ‘Back for Good’ that one feared for the safety of the company dancers attempting to re-enact ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ behind them.”

Alex Clark, the Guardian.

“Curtis’ production arrives at the Savoy with a brash confidence and unassailable technical perfection born of a long nationwide tour. Karen Bruce’s choreography pulsates with dance floor discipline, and Bob Bailey’s design and James Whiteside’s lighting create a superb concert atmosphere with a stage-wide wall of fire and an incredible first act finale curtain of rain – as in the “Never Forget” video – with the show’s title picked out in giant letters. How did they do that? ”

Michael Coveney, What’s On Stage.

“The boys playing the fake Take That are charming, with strong voices. They do well with a script that, although at times a bit clunky, at least has a decent sense of humour: “You’re not even Blue,” sneers the boys’ shyster manager, Ron. “You’re not even 911,” referring to two, less successful, boy bands from the era before 911 took on darker connotations.”

Esther Walker, the Independent