Big ensemble numbers, some high-kicking choreography and a clutch of stellar solo vocal moments ensure that Gang Show 2017 hits all the expectations for a grand night out.
Big and silly, much like the hair, Allegro’s production of retro Eighties soft-rock musical Rock of Ages at the Church Hill knows how to hit the highs with ease. This juke-box musical has an equally off-the-peg musical plot with a small town girl coming to the bright lights and finding the pavements aren’t all gold.
Southern Light Opera returns to the King’s Theatre this week with its 120th annual show, a mammoth production of Titanic The Musical that the company hopes will get right into the soul of the tragedy.
Fantastical extravaganza: The Southern Light Opera Company charm and fascinate as they take the trip over the rainbow every day until Saturday at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh.
The 2015 Gang Show at the King’s provides more than its quota of fun and entertainment, being reassuringly familiar yet refreshingly original.
Director Andy Johnston and his team have obviously worked tirelessly to ensure that the expected contents are present but still remain fresh. From the opening, impressively sung by Gabby Cremona, there is the expected mix of songs both familiar and obscure (sometimes with lyrics suitably tweaked), dance routines and traditional comedy.
Elliot Davis and James Bourne’s 2012 musical comes originally from an album by Son of Dork, the band featuring Bourne between his pop apotheosis as one-third of Busted and his third act as part of the boyband mash-up that is McBusted.
The story tells of geeky Michael Dork and his friend Lucas in Loserville, USA, 1971, struggling to meet girls while simultaneously apparently inventing the internet and Star Wars.
Quarter Century Celebrations:
After 25 years, Showcase is moving down the hill from the Church Hill Theatre for a couple of nights on the big stage of the Kings.