"...a dark, sinful and seedy world of jazz and liquor performed faultlessly in true Ebb/Fosse style."
Absolutely delighted to have witnessed the fabulous musical Chicago, staged at the Brewhouse Theatre Burton. The Cabaret Theatre Company effortlessly, and with pro-standard, drew the audience into a dark, sinful and seedy world of jazz and liquor and performed faultlessly in true Ebb/Fosse style.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago is a story of murder, adultery and greed centred around hot cellblock rivals Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, and their silky smooth lawyer Billy Flynn. A main focus is on the vauderville-style dance design and choreographer Sally Everson absolutely nailed it. The production team comprising Chris Moss, (Director), Sally Everson (Producer/Choreographer) and Charlotte Daniel (MD) is clearly a successful one.
Continuously stellar performances from the stunning chorus-line girls, with every big number being an unquestionable highlight. Principles Sara Evans-Bolger (Velma Kelly) and Sian Scattergood (Roxie Hart) performed superbly opposite each other and classical singer Duncan Leech (Billy Flynn) and very amusing pro-performer Dan Webber (Amos Hart). Hilary Leam played a very confident Mamma Morton, again with an exceptional voice, and D Carter kept us giggling with a delightful Mary Sunshine.
Supported by an excellent orchestra and performed in a minimal set (less is more!) I congratulate the company on their achievement, their unsurpassed energy, required sultriness and dedication to perfection. Definitely a Company I would like to see again and a Company who have every reason to celebrate.
Next show Annie Feb 2010
Love Midlands Theatre
Sharing the latest theatre news and reviews around the Midlands.