Playing in London since 2009, on its 10th anniversary the show has embarked on a UK tour stopping off at The Alexandra this week.
Celebrating the music of the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson, this musical revue is a whistle stop tour through the ‘King of Pop’s’ music catalog. Set against a backdrop of digital projections and ingenious lighting, the show is packed with a cast of talented vocalists and dancers.
Under the astute musical direction of Andy Jeffcoat, the band flew through the numbers with superb precision, featuring a superb guitar solo from Allan Salmon. As Jackson’s music pulsed through the auditorium, the sensational vocalists came into their own. A quartet of superlative skill, Nick James, Britt Quentin (who’s also Resident Director on the show), Rory Taylor and Leticia Hector delivered each song expertly.
Some particular highlights included the Jackson 5 medley of I’ll Be There / I Want You Back / ABC, Blame it on the Boogie, Human Nature, as well as notable performances from Rory Taylor in She’s Out Of My Life, Britt Quentin in Man in the Mirror and Nick James and Leticia Hector in I Just Can’t Stop Loving You.
Alongside the talented vocals, there was equally impressive dancing on display. With sublime choreography from Director and Choreographer Gary Lloyd, the ensemble of dancers executed well drilled moves with exquisite skill. There were standout performances from both Daniel Bradford and Savannah Darnell, however it was the wondrous talents of Kieran Alleyne as the Lead Dancer who shone the brightest on stage. His equally impressive vocals left you in awe and he led the titular number expertly.
There were so many fantastic moments, it’s hard to list them all in one review, so grab yourself a ticket and catch this show. It really is one not to miss.
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