Touring – reviewed at New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Guest reviewer: Becky Doyle
Once and for all this is a beautiful love story with an upbeat vibe. From the moment we entered the theatre, early, to the sound of Irish, jig worthy music I was sold. Daniel Healy and Emma Lucia (Guy and Girl) play their parts fantastically, with amazing chemistry you understood and can feel their emotions and yearning.
But… what is a love story without a twist? Whether it be family, ex-girlfriends or a spouse that stands in the way, this story is destined to have tears, turns and laughs along the way.
The music throughout is enjoyable and a definite toe tapper, Ellen Chivers (Reza) in particular has the most beautiful voice. Again though, Lucia’s solo towards the end of the show is a standout for me with its touching nature and again her voice incredible, I was a little sad when the song ended abruptly.
The set and space are well used, with minimal props other than tables and chairs, though used to its potential and optimised when needed through extensions and single items.
The music in this show is fantastic, each and every actor/actress has an unbelievable musical talent, playing whilst dancing and singing with the upmost energy, this really is the key part of the show, they genuinely look like they love what they do.
I would highly recommend this show to anyone who likes a bit of music, a bit of humour and ultimately someone who loves a love story!