|Date||17th June 2021|
|Society||The Young Performers|
|Venue||The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton|
|Type of Production||Concert|
Author: Keith Scott-Savage
February 2020 was the last time I saw a NODA performance, so it was with great pleasure I received an invitation from the Young Performers.
The company have worked hard to get everything up and running, and were rewarded with a socially distanced `full house`. Not only front of house, but with rehearsals, some conducted on-line, and others by dividing the cast into three separate teams, namely Chatsworth, Duchess and Devonshire.
It was the 35th Anniversary of the Young performers last year, and as they were not able to mark the occasion so they decided this year to celebrate their 36th Anniversary looking back over the years with a flashback of songs, dances and sketches from previous shows.
The show had a good all round selection of songs, which were performed with great enthusiasm by the young cast who were well-rehearsed and disciplined. It was also good to see many solos and duets performed with confidence. Interspersed throughout was a running sketch, Déjà vu, based on family life through the ages, which gave an opportunity for the cast to perform individually.
Credit must also go to the people who have worked so hard behind the scenes to make this not only a successful show, but a covid safe one.
Well done to the cast, looking forward to seeing your next production.