(wed, thur, sat matinee @14.30)
£22 – £59
It’s always a pleasure to see a show in the grandeur of the Playhouse, but it’s an extra special pleasure when you get to see so many classics from the 1960’s performed live on stage by a cast of talented singers, dancers and musicians. This excellent musical heralds the true story of four young men from Jersey who, between their spells of incarceration for petty crimes, formed a successful band. Gradually, their lives began to change, & as the story is revealed we see the realities of life and the stresses which occur from being on tour for months at a time, those well-acted tensions between the stars on tour and their families back home.
From the dancer’s amazing coordination, through the pleasant & pleasurable live musicians, to the setting, lighting and use of props, everything was impressive. The first half of the of the show lacked a little character development, & athough there was excellent multi-rolling, it seemed to be just narration, song and a little bit of comedic acting. Being an actor myself, seeing characters and plots develop on stage is a passion & I was delighted to witness a significant change in the second half, watching the characters develop fantastically, with tensions growing between them as their relationships on stage became more & more real.