Musical

The topicality of this musical drama is powerfully poignant.

The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is a variation for 3-10 year-olds of the long-running improvisational musical show by the same name.

In July 2016, the unsung heroine of Musical Movies, Marni Nixon passed away in New York City aged 86.

Amidst strewn cardboard packing boxes, the cast gradually regain consciousness. “What a night!” groans Tom, playing a father, whose life is in tatters.

“It used to be, sitting there in the dark, you knew that when the show began you would be taken to another world, a world full of colour and music and glamour.”

"The Forces' Sweetheart" was admirably represented by Melanie Gall at Thursday night's recital. A modest attendance nonetheless appreciated this captivating performance.

It’s the theatrical experience Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey would have hope for. An ornate stage, colourful lighting and, most of all, an appreciative audience.

Challenging theme makes a point.

No flies on this Peter Pan, but plenty else to admire.