By Jeeves! details
|Starring:||John Scherer, Martin Jarvis|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS|
|Run time:||2 hours 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Mar 2004|
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Okay, but not a patch on the original materialBy Munchkin061271 (38 reviews) from Grays , 15 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]It must have seemed like a good idea at the time - Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborating on a musical based on P G Wodehouse's sublime Jeeves stories. Shame it doesn't quite work.
Martin Jarvis is a serviceable enough Jeeves, but there are fair better adaptations of Wodehouse's work than this. The charm and humour seems to have been lost in translation, but a few of the songs are memorable enough, if not exactly chart-toppers. The cast do a admirable job with the material, but while this wasn't exactly a wasted evening, I would have been sorely disappointed if I'd paid to see the live show.
All in all, probably best for curious Wodehouse fans - not an ideal starting point for newbies!
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By Jeeves!By a customer from London , 21 Jul 2010Unwatchable. A tiresome and insipid reworking of some of the best comic writing of the 20th century - very disappointing for Wodehouse fans. If you want to watch Wodehouse, rent Fry and Laurie's Jeeves and Wooster and don't bother with this.
Spiffing Stuff!By a customer from Bristol , 12 Jun 2010This is so good it's hard to believe it's Lloyd-Webber! It sparkles. It's perfect Jeeves and Wooster and I love it :) The simple, am-dram 'play-within-a-play' and the stock Wodehouse characters work perfectly. It's all unpretentious and charming.
Very entertaining play with musicBy a customer from Ashby de la Zouch , 04 Jun 2009This is a very entertaining two hours of typical Jeeves and Wooster banter with music.Should appeal to all tastes, although the Lloyd Webber contribution does not come up to the standard we have come to associate with him.
What a stinkerBy russbowes (116 reviews) from London , 16 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]No wonder this crashed and burned on the London stage. One of Lloyd Webber's flops - and holy moly, what a flop.
Some good songs & some good singingBy Wife of subscriber from Wales , 04 Aug 2007Some good songs & some good singing - though I personally didn't enjoy the format of the show.