A Chorus Line
Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:39 PM
Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:44 PM
It's a beautiful, poignant and honest piece. To be honest, I wasn't all that familiar with it. I knew a couple of the songs and the basic premise, but that was about it..
It's been very well cast. And what makes it all the more moving is that these are very much individual characters, each with their own life and personality, trying to survive in this tempestuous business, and we get to see that. It takes something to be able to carry off a spoken monologue on the Palladium stage, but Gary Wood pulls it off. As does Victoria Hamilton-Barritt with Nothing. You were drawn into the lyrics.
Scarlett Strallen as good a usual- so disciplined and tight in her dancing. And I can see why Leigh Zimmerman has been nominated; I wanted Sheila to succeed. John Partridge surprised me - I;d only ever seen him in my local panto. The way we suddenly see his human side is v touching indeed.
The choreography is thrilling. And the lighting design is one of the best I've seen. It manages to transform the space instantly, adding depth to the work. The moments of inner thought are afforded a fantasy feel, before suddenly being brought back to the cold exposing light of reality.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:25 PM
So it was wonderful seeing it again and was blown away. Fabulous cast and staging. God those guys work so hard. Wonderful dancing and singing by everyone. Will be going again a few times more for sure.
And I think that Age Concern had booked the theatre for the night as their annual outing. Bless them.
Oy! We all get there you know (if you're lucky ;-) ) and according to anyone under 50 we're the only one's with any money. I'm spending mine before the kids put me in the home, or send me off to Dignitas. Thanks for the review, we're going to London 27th/28th April so will see if I can get tickets.
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