The Wedding Singer

Date 26th September 2019
Society Backstreet Theatre Company
Venue Prince of Wales Theatre Cannock
Type of Production Musical
Director Michele Windsor
Musical Director Rebecca Barry
Choreographer Michele Windsor

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Author: Brian Hirst

This show had everything, good singing, dancing and acting plus some inventive staging, choreography and an amazing lighting plot.

Brett Dewsbury was the wedding singer, Robbie Hart and he brought out all the frustrations with his life and his wish to move on, superbly. He had already lost the love of his life, Linda played with conviction by Liz Kelly.  His supporting band were James Price on drums, Matt Clewley (Sammy) and Dave Barr (George). The last two, in particular, provided much of the humour in the story in addition to their vocal talents. There were strong performances from Faye Watson and Louise Hewitt Julia and her cousin Holly Sullivan where their acting, dancing and singing talents were a delight. Jack Brindley was suitably unfeeling and cold as the egocentric Glen Guglia and Sara Hilditch was convincing as Angie Sullivan, Julia’s mother. The cameo performance came from Diane Whylie as Robbie’s grandma, Rosie. The audience loved her characterisation, singing and antics. There were lots of very important contributions from members of the ensemble in different guises so well done to all of them.

The staging was innovative, the choreography was slick and well executed and the support from the pit was excellent.

Congratulations to everyone involved!