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Seussical The Musical

Date

7th June 2012

Society

Heanor Musical Theatre Company

Venue

Heanor Gate Science College, Heanor, Derbyshire

Type of Production

Musical

Director

Jenny Pace

Musical Director

Charlotte Daniel

Report

Author: Keith Scott-Savage

A very impressive production of this way out, somewhat crazy musical by a very talented cast, that held the audiences attention throughout. It was hard at times to realise that this was a youth presentation, so well rehearsed and disciplined, and great praise must go to the production team.

Excellent portrayals by Lauren Holberry-Quinn, as The Cat in the Hat, Ben Rose, a superb Horton the Elephant and Sophie Allen as a memorable Gertrude McFuzz. Isabelle Hastings as Jojo showed a maturity way beyond her years and I particularly liked Katie Wade as Sour Kangaroo and Emma Robinson as Mayzie La Bird. Numerous songs all delivered competently by a very enthusiastic company.

Further excellent performances by Freddie Burton as Mr Mayor and Heather Burke as Mrs Mayor, surely two to watch out for, completed the talented array on display. A practical set, a very good band, made for a very happy fun musical.

Finally the synopsis in the programme was so well assembled to make the interpretation of this nutty musical easy to follow. Well done to all and I wish you all the best for your future productions.