The Rink

Southwark Playhouse

25. May - 23 June 2018


★★★★★ ‘A masterclass in acting, directing and design, The Rink at The Southwark Playhouse is dazzling... Musical theatre at its best.’ West End Wilma

★★★★★ 'That famous score is in good hands with musical director Joe Bunker.’ Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ ‘Sat hidden above the action, Joe Bunker’s band make fine work of this all too rarely heard score.’ Jonathan Baz

★★★★★ ‘Joe Bunker’s small but splendid band with new orchestrations by Greg Arrowsmith perfectly compliment the cast and make John Kander’s score shine... This production of The Rink is a real masterclass in just what can be achieved when you assemble your A team. It’s as good as anything in the West End at the moment.’

★★★★ ‘A big, bursting powerhouse of a revival’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Musical numbers are vivacious and pitched perfectly for the size of the space we are in, with a seven person band tucked up on a mezzanine level above the back of the stage. The live music again is an enormous pleasure, adding depth and spark to this show with all the fullness of a complete orchestra.’ Upper Circle

‘A great showcase for an inspired creative team - choreographer Fabian Aloise and a punchy powerhouse of a band led by musical director Joe Bunker.’