1 November 2004 The Guardian

Cut to the Chase

By Christopher Deans

THE fame. The glamour. The greed. The superficiality. The world of celebrity is all around us, yet the theatre has rarely tackled the subject successfully. In part, this is because audiences are already too aware of the mechanics of stardom. What's left to know? Thus it is with Cut to the Chase by Christopher Deans, a comedy about a 17-year-old classical singing protegee seeking "crossover" success as a pop star, while being pursued by her avaricious manager and a lusty record producer. Naturally, this has an air of topicality that is dead right for the teenage audience being courted by the touring company Complete Productions.

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