Audiences at Kurt Robinschek's Coronation Revue, Wonderful World. at the Victoria Palace, make it very clear that they thoroughly enjoy the way in which about half-a-dozen excellent music-hall turns are mixed together, seasoned and baked in a hot oven for about a couple of hours by Miss Florence Desmond and Mr. Steve Geray.
And the seasoning even passes muster. The Victoria Palace having lately made a fool of itself with a dirty business called " Strip-Tease" which it was too decent to handle in native fashion and too weak to drop altogether, has now made a splendid come-back with a skit on " Strip-Tease" during which Miss Florence Desmond must make those who enjoyed that sort of thing feel perfect idiots. And that way may prove the best road to conversion.
Another sketch, Florida in the Season, follows the same line of leading the weaker brethren up the garden only to feel perfect
fools when left stranded. Whether this sort of thing is "clean" fun I do not know, but it ought to have a purging effect.
By far the cleverest thing of the show is another set of impersonations by Miss Florence Desmond, who is streets ahead of any competitor in this difficult, and I should have thought dangerous, art. I only hope she keeps her friends in spite of her talent.
Ethel Revnell and Gracie West, Wilson and Keppel and two extraordinary dwarfs whose names I did not gather, are the pick of the uniformly high-class ingredients.