REVIEW: Chicago UK Tour 2016

I’m afraid I have writing fatigue after spending weeks writing my first book – whilst I hate to do so, I’m flaking out on a full review. Sorry. 

Main points:

  • John Partridge is pretty dire. His accent stinks and he doesn’t really gel well on stage. Eastenders has ruined this former West End star.
  • Similarly, absolutely not a fan of X-Factor’s Sam Bailey in a theatrical role.
  • As I’ve noted with previous productions, I am not a fan, in any definition of the word, of the set.
  • The band were great, as per and the choreography really shone through when the Company were able to hit it all together.
  • For me, it just lacked energy and seemed very worn in.

It’s such a shame that there’s not been a ‘decent’ production of this show in at least the last ten years. 

Of course, it’s great to have employment in the industry and shows like this (low-cost crowd pleaders) are the life-blood of keeping it going, but it’s important to me that we still put the effort in.

My rating is “Chica-don’t-go”.

About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

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