|Date||25th June 2015|
|Type of Production||Musical|
|Musical Director||Craig Stewart|
Author: Peter Johnson
This was a very eire, and chilling opening to a show and from what I’ve seen on the media ref; prison’s this seemed a little too realistic for words, good set, sound and lighting only enhanced the feelings. A show where you meet all the cast within the first two scene’s, with an excellent line up both serious and comical and as the show progressed it was obvious how well cast the show was. Jim Fenner (Joe Clarke) An excellent performance, enthralling, sleaze bag using all is power to entrap his prey which he did with uncanny ease but brilliantly done. Sylvia Hollamby (Jane Newey) Jim Fenner’s side kick hanging on every word Jim said but a very willing accomplice another very good performance with the most amazing comedy dance routine well delivered, well done to you both. Rachel Hicks (Haley Northey) A very strong naive character full of emotion’s entangled with all the action until her demise well done. Nikki Wade (Abby Harkness) for me delivered a truly magnificent performance with an unforgettable song One Moment well done. Shell Dockley (Claire Cannon) What a performance you gave young lady brilliant, stunning character acting and singing. I have to say the quality of singing form the soloist’s, duets and ensemble were of the highest standard which is all credit to the MD Craig Stewart. Helen Stewart (Pamela Dick) a really strong role, intimidating and manipulative as she aimed to get Wade come what may. Crystal Gordon (Natalie Hayes) beautifully sang Freedom Road and entwined herself with the rest of the inmates. Julie Saunders (Rebecca Hatch) pleading and heart wrenching version of Sorry so very well delivered. Denny Blood (Laura Cupit) yet another strong role played out to its fullest potential well done couple that with your duet with Shell Dockley and a role you can be proud of. Yvonne Atkins (Julie Molyneux) now this was a role for a sassy lady frightened of nothing least of the screw’s and very intimidating when it came to Justin Mattison (Dan Richer) between you both, you gave excellent performances. Noreen Biggs (Michele Dean) you have comedy running through your veins coupled with the most amazing character acting ability and timing well done. Julie Johnston (Gemma Thorniley) yet another good role played out and comedy with your duet with Julie Saunders. When as I’ve done over the years heard directors saying find your character, I can honestly say to you Nick Cupit (Director) the entire company have done you proud, this show had them in abundance. The Ladies and Gents from the ensembles truly stepped up to the mark accompanying the principles both with their singing and dance routines brilliantly laid down by Choreographer (James Gibbons) to deliver an amazing show well done to you all
Many thanks for your hospitality during my visit.