Seven Days In Song

Date 13th May 2018
Society Driffield Musical Theatre
Venue Driffield Community Centre
Type of Production Revue
Director Morag Kinnes
Choreographer Chloe Ellis

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Author: Tony Harris

Like many societies, recent times have not been easy for Driffield Musical Theatre and it is to their great credit that they continue to present two shows every year with a limited number of members in the cast.  Facilities at the Community Centre are far from ideal but they really do make a great effort to provide a good evening of entertainment.  In that they were successful.

Produced and Directed by two society members, having their first stab at the task, we were given a very varied programme of songs and sketches which was much akin to a Revue.  The content was well thought out, executed and performed to good backing tracks.  It was fast moving and the happy cast of twelve barely stopped for breath.  Each item moved quickly to the next with some costume changes being made on stage, nice links and minimal use of tabs.

The group sang well and the choreography was simple and effective – even the men coped with it!  I liked the fact that included were several numbers from shows, rather than the majority being pop songs.  Spamalot, West Side Story, Matilda, Les Mis, Chicago, Half a Sixpence, Kinky Boots, Grease and My Fair Lady were all enjoyably visited.  Of the sketches, I had not seen ‘Green Eye of the Little Yellow God’ for years and it was very funny and I also particularly liked The Two Ronnies’ Irish Pub sketch.

Costumes were fine and, as all the cast were miked up, we could hear what they were performing.

This was the best production I have seen the society perform for some time and I hope that it bodes well for the future – they deserve it.