In May 2002, Madonna appeared in her debut performance as a grabby art dealer in the West End production of "Up for Grabs." The critics were not kind. The London Express called the Material Girl "flat as a flounder," the Mirror said she "looked terrified," the Daily Mail concluded that Madonna "has no vocal or physical technique," the Guardian called her "technically awkward," and the Times dubbed her performance "pale, wan, lacking in color." And the Independent? They promptly dubbed her... the "Mechanical Girl."