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posted/updated: 16 Sep 2015 - edit review / upload photos
Puttin' on the Ritz
Produced by David King, Spirit Productions
society/company: Churchill Theatre Bromley (professional) (directory)
performance date: 15 Sep 2015
venue: The Churchill Theatre, Bromley
reviewer/s: Mrs Sardines (Sardines review)


Puttin' On The Ritz is one of the stable of music and dance shows from Spirit Productions. Focusing on the timeless classics of greats George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter; I cannot imagine anyone would not enjoy the visual extravaganza that brightened up a rainy Tuesday in Bromley. 

Over forty songs, lovingly delivered by both male and female trios plus a bevvy of fantastic dancers. Guest appearances by 'Strictly' stars Anya Garnis and Robin Windsor plus the delightful Ray Quinn, made for a perfect evening.

The set was suitably dazzling, covered in sparkle, as was the immense range of costumes. A nod to the diffrerent eras, there were at least ten changes, each one as beautiful as the next. From a time where being classy ruled, the adage less is more definitely didn't apply here - thank goodness. Yards of feathers, sequins and chiffon of some truly beautiful dresses.

The special guests, whilst a welcome addition to the tour, were the cherry on the top of an already well-iced cake. The ensemble performers carried the show well enough themselves. Seeing three such professionals was an added bonus! Ray Quinn is such a charasmatic performer and shows he can truly turn his hand to anything.

Whilst the full house did have a fair number of older audience members, anyone that loves music from this era - especially music theatre fans and students - will have two hours of pure enjoyment. 

Get Ritzy until Saturday 19th - all there will be trouble ahead...









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