“Chris Ma’s orchestrations are warm and passionate. The cast – all triple threats – inhabit the songs with beautiful harmonies … soar with ease.”

-Broadway World

“The singing is equally as impressive and musical director Chris Ma has brought out rich harmonies from the score. With many of the cast taking on solos they all bring unique voices to the company which works brilliantly in creating the sounds of the island.”

-Music theatre Musings

“Musical accompaniment rarely gets a look-in in terms of critical praise, but Chris Ma’s stalwart band of just 6 certainly deserves plenty of it here, delivering top-notch support for the admirably engaging vocals.”

-Act Drop

“The songs were performed with warmth and sold in a spellbinding way, under the musical direction of Chris Ma.”

-London Theatre Reviews

“…their voices blend beautifully in their whole-cast songs (a credit to Chris Ma’s musical direction) and they sustain energy throughout 85 minutes with no interval.”

-Theatre Weekly

“The band are … splendid”

-British theatre Guide

“The sound balance between the performers and the band, the latter directed by Chris Ma, is excellent, allowing the rapid dialogue and the narrative-driven songs to be understood as they were meant to be.” 


“MD Chris Ma and his band… delivered a great sound and helped keep the energy levels high throughout.” 


“There was certainly a good balance between Chris Ma’s four-piece band of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums.”

-Traffic Light Theatre Goer

“Musical director Chris Ma have done an exquisite job on this production. The complex rock score is excellently executed by the band and cast whilst still capturing a youthful spark that is so vital to the show.”

-At The Theatre

“With musical director Chris Ma and his musicians, the songs are delightful and carry the story beautifully…”


“Musical Director Chris Ma leads an excellent five-piece band, setting a crisp and energetic pace for the show.”


“The band under Chris Ma does wonders with the score.”

-Reviews Gate