Hands of Time

Date 1st June 2012
Society Forth Dimension Musical Productions
Venue Priory Church, South Quennsferry
Type of Production Concert/Revue
Director Gill Sullivan
Musical Director Craig Stewart?

Report

Author: Dorothy Johnstone

Choreographer: Gemma Ruickbie

As the title suggests, this was a programme featuring a well researched selection of "time related" musical numbers from the 60's to the present day. A concert offers an opportunity for many to show off their talents and this was certainly the case here. With a cast ranging in age from young children to mature adults there was something in this programme to suit all ages and varying degrees of experience.
There were no weak links and this company is most fortunate in having very talented youngsters as well as some strong adult performers. All of the soloists sang well. I particularly enjoyed "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", "Snowbird", "One Day I'll Fly Away" and the powerful "This Is The Moment". Ensemble work too was impressive. The blend of voices in "Time After Time" was very good indeed while the balance of youthful and more mature voices in "Scarborough Fair" was a pleasure to listen to. The play on words -thyme/time was amusing and very acceptable! It was evident that the cast was relaxed and having fun throughout especially in "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and the energetic final "Time Warp". The accompaniment of keyboard and guitar supported the singers well.
In the intimate setting of the beautiful Priory Church this was a thoroughly enjoyable evenings entertainment. Congratulations to all involved.