"The overall production level of this recording is superb. The company demonstrate excellent workmanship and ensemble work throughout and their backing vocals are beautiful … Isy Suttie draws every emotion from the music … Frances Ruffelle and Michael Matus also feature as Phyllis' parents Bella and Sandor and deliver compelling performances … a stellar creative team."
"Suttie delivers excellently as Mrs P … intricate wordplay and original melodies … a notable entry into the world of musical theatre for Herbert"
The Public Reviews
"The piece is expertly crafted and has an infectious score that demands to be heard more than once … The cast is immaculate, especially Isy Suttie … orchestrations are cleverly carried out, giving the impression of all the hustle, bustle, endless walking etc associated with the story … For those who are excited by new material coming to the musical stage, you should get yourself a copy straight away."
Musical Theatre Review
7/10 "The material is clever, enjoyable, and there is a lot to listen to and to enjoy … songs are well constructed, witty and benefit from the excellent arrangements by Sarah Travis and the composer … cast are excellent … another quality product from SimG."
"Suttie’s charming vocals … Herbert has written a score that somehow manages to simultaneously capture the sound and energy of London and a delicate English garden"
"Herbert’s character-driven score is accomplished — melodious (particularly the lilting and already award-winning ‘Lovely London Town’), articulate and fun."
"Isy Suttie has real charm – as does the whole show"
"There’s a real heart to the production, particularly in its tender portrait of Pearsall, whom Isy Suttie invests with a stunning blend of the gauche and sincere, the knowing and the vulnerable."