stephdimms91, on 24 March 2013 - 12:40 AM, said:
Saw the show this evening, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt who plays Diana and Gary Wood who plays Paul were both absent. They were covered by Georgie Ashford and Michael Steedon. Was really interesting to see the covers as I have seen the show before and it definitely mixed it up a bit. It was a really fantastic performance and the tap dancing is always one of my favourite parts. I love Leigh Zimmerman, she really is Sheila, can't imagine any one else playing that part. The chemistry between John Partridge and Scarlett Strallen is fantastic too, both really strong dancers and John is incredible during the tap. Love the finale, I could listen to 'What I did for love' all day! Will definitely go again.
Saw the Saturday matinee and couldn't agree more about Georgie and Leigh Zimmerman. Georgie, and all the female characters, was/were very strong i thought. Leigh just commands the audience, and they seemed to love her.
Didn't really get much from Zach - he dances it fine but the character was flat for me. May be distant memories of the film alternative? Not sure either about how it all fits together - as I was obviously picking up the wrong clues, or not detecting any signals from Zach, from who was out of time, uncontrolled, lacked the stage presence or had the wrong motivations to get into the final 8. I would have picked several different people.....
its a great show though, sounds great, has heart, and got a very very warm reception. Almost all stalls seats seemed full - although it did seem to have quite an old audience in in the main - when it ought to have an appeal to younger audiences too. Perhaps the grey pound and the dollar bill is all thats left?