In the compact space of Sutton Arts Theatre, there was a sense of anticipation as the audience awaited the beginning of the show... and they weren't disappointed. Packed with energy, humour, talent, a great script and lots of quirky songs, the standard of acting and singing was high.
The story itself takes place in the 80s and with the clever use of television screens on the stage and 80s costumes you were instantly transported back in time. Robbie (Tim Gough) meets Julia after being dumped by his fiancée Linda and Julia is meant to be marrying materialistic Glen.
Robbie and his two sidekicks Sammy (Robbie Newton) and George (Chris Commander) are a trio of wedding singers and we watch their antics together whilst attempting to resolve Robbie’s love life.
The trio created a lot of laughs, with great comedic personas and timing – a particular highlight was the ‘drunk man’ who went down a treat. Whilst it is obvious that Robbie and Julia are meant for each other, we watch to see whether the pair will finally resolve this. Not one joke fell flat as the audiences could barely contain their laughter throughout the evening.
The stand-out performance of the night came from Gemma Smyth (playing Julia). Smyth's performance and vocals were truly remarkable - she is one to watch! Strong performances also came from Louise Conway (Linda) and Phebe Jackson (Holly), also showcasing their impressive voices.
In this small space, the group certainly packed a punch, with a show filled with talent and fun.
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