by Nathanael West

adapted for the stage by Joss Bennathan

presented by Vanguard Theatre

directed by Kate Bannister

Press for this production

an absolutely wonderful and entertaining story played out by three highly talented actors…the combination of a great adaptation by Joss Bennathan and Kate Bannister’s superb direction ensure that the laughs never stop coming… a real theatrical gem   ★★★★★  LondonTheatre1

a masterclass in acting and one all students of theatre should see. With creative and finely-tuned direction by Kate Bannister, Artistic Director of the Jack, and distinguished performances from the exuberant three-piece male cast, the Vaudeville style is wonderfully captured. Incredible talent, and genius moments of comedy that would have given Robin Williams a run for his money! If this is the calibre of Vanguard’s debut, then the company has a very good future ahead of it. ★★★★★ Everything Theatre

This production, directed with panache, is inventive, surprising and impressive. Audiences would be well-advised to catch it… it deserves to win many fans. ★★★★ The Londonist

This is a unique theatrical experience ★★★★ The Upcoming

as thought–provoking as it is entertaining. British Theatre Guide

This is a brilliant exercise in storytelling. The commitment and energy of the cast is unfailing…A Cool Million showcases the art of vaudeville theatre… Ashcroft, Durbin, and Macnaughton do a great job of blending their skills of slapstick, mime, characterisation, and singing to create a rich context for the story. Gay Star News