Gina Townend | 07 Feb 2016 17:16pm
A stage musical of the hit film starring Cliff Richard put on by Southey Musical Theatre Company, should have appealed to an audience of Cliff devotees only. And whilst the audience was made up predominantly of women,mostly of a certain age, it was an enjoyable performance for all.
The tale of Don and his friends holiday to the South of France in a double decker bus-cum holiday caravan is not a blissfully straightforward affair.
On the way they meet a female singing trio,. A stowaway superstar and manage to sing, yes, sing, their way out of many run-ins with the foreign police.
Thankfully, the focus was not on the depth of the plat but rather the singing, dancing and insurmountable levels of energy produced by the cast.
Engaging throughout, the production really came to life when the lively, upbeat ensemble joined the main characters on stage for such numbers as We Say Yeah and Do You Wanna Dance.
Every member of the cast from Don (Daniel Storey) and Barbara (Grace Mason) to the ensemble was fully committed, with Stella (Claire Sanderson) and Steve (John Crowther) standing out as the stars of the show.
So whilst the plot is horrendously clichéd, it is forgiven on the grounds of the sheer entertainment value on the production.
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