Titanic, The Musical

Date 15th April 2012
Society Brighton Theatre Group
Venue St Mary's Church, Brighton
Type of Production Musical
Director Simon Gray
Musical Director Simon Gray

Report

Author: Phillip Hall

Performed in the impressive surroundings of St Mary's Church, BTG once again made excellent use of the multitude of the talent available to them. Simon Gray's orchestra produced remarkably fine music throughout the performance. So powerful and dramatic is the score that it was the orchestra that dominated the evening. With a cast of about fifty, there was some magnificent choral singing, filling the cavernous venue. The principals were perfectly cast and performed to a very high standard. The company made this a true commemoration of the event, performing on the very centenary date of the tragedy. Costumes and characterization were admirable, with each member of the case and chorus playing as an individual most effectively. Brilliant though the orchestra was, they gave the soloists little or no opportunity to shine, as their volume was - as best - unsympathetic.