I’ve seen the play version of Lend Me A Tenor before and enjoyed it, but never the musical version, so I decided to go to WLOS’s production at the London Oratory School in Fulham. Based on the play by Ken Ludwig, it has a book and lyrics by Peter Sham and music by Brad Carroll. The farcical plot concerns a production of Otello that goes wrong when the lead tenor, Tito Merelli, disappears. Panic ensues as the long-suffering manager tries to track him down, while his unassuming assistant Max takes things into his own hands.
The performances were superb, with the leads convincing as opera singers. I really enjoyed this show and I’d definitely go and see another WLOS production.