Paul Johnson | 04 Jan 2017 12:58pm
NODA Review: Boogie Nights
Reviewed by: Mary Titterton (Regional Representative)
As the Director said in his programme notes, “that the production was a loving pastiche to all things 70’s” as the Company took us back for a night of nostalgia and fabulous music.
I have seen Josh Holliday (Roddy) in many productions over the last few years and, after a lot of hard work, it was great to see him taking the lead. His friends, Jessica Curr (Debs), Matthew Bevan (Terry), Laura Whitlock (Trish), Ben Loy (Spencer), Ria Westhead (Lorraine), Daniel Storey (Dean), Louise Grayson (Mandy) certainly got the most out of their characters and it was good to hear them singing songs which were “Top of the Pops” in the 70’s. John Crowther (Eamon – Roddy’s dad) – his love of everything Elvis and the singing of his songs was a pleasure to listen to. The ensemble were kept busy and they all looked as though they were enjoying themselves.
Having the band on stage worked very well, giving Anna (Musical Director) the opportunity to “strut her stuff” on stage also. Well done to Mark (Director) – I have only seen the show once before, and didn’t appreciate the comedy at that time. Carla Jane’s choreography was excellent and the movement certainly brought the songs to life. Well done to all the Stage team, Costume Design, Properties, Lighting and Sound. All members giving of their best to a first class production.
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