IF ever there was a show to make you forget those January blues, this is it.

It’s only on until Saturday, so you’ll need to be quick to catch it.

But you won’t regret making the effort.

The costumes are gorgeous, the dance routines are immaculate, and this touring production moves along at a cracking pace.

Set in New York high society in the Roaring Twenties, the plot is lightweight but sparkles like the sequinned flapper dresses.

Party girl Mame adopts her orphaned schoolboy nephew Patrick (played on Tuesday by the endearing Harry Cross), only to fall victim to the Wall Street crash.

After several failed attempts at earning a living she finds Southern comfort in the arms of wealthy Beauregard – a nicely supportive performance by Darren Day - and they embark on the world’s longest honeymoon.

Then she is widowed, and finds Patrick contemplating what would be a disastrous marriage to the wrong girl. A lesser woman might despair, but after some very funny shenanigans, the irrepressible Mame triumphs in the end.

With double Olivier award winner Tracie Bennett in the title role, there’s a zing in the air from the opening moments.

An incredibly slender 58, she strikes a great pose, dances like someone 30 years younger, and sings with such conviction that she had Tuesday night’s audience in the palm of her hand. A standing ovation at the end was thoroughly deserved.

She and Harriet Thorpe as actress Vera, her sequinned sidekick, share great stage presence and comic timing and make a memorable double act.

On a freezing winter’s night, I left the theatre with a spring in my step.