To highlight any particular performance from this recording is impossible. Come From Away is performed by an ensemble of actors of the highest calibre.
Right from the first notes of the thrilling overture, this was going to be a night no one present would ever forget.
James Macdonald’s production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a breathtaking depiction of human misery peeled back, with four wonderful performances at its core. If I see a better production this year, then I will count myself phenomenally lucky.
The laughs come thick and fast through the ensuing chaos, and with some stand out comedic performances, it seems like there’s still plenty of life in Molière’s old Miser yet.
Mamma Mia! remains an incredibly fun night at the theatre and it’s still difficult to believe that the show’s score of timeless pop was not purpose written for this show.
There’s lots of gentle humour, gentle pathos, gentle social critique, and a gently uplifting ‘message’ to go away with at the end.
One of the best elements of the evening was us, the audience, the British, still laughing at ourselves and appreciating the irony of the lies politicians speak and the truths people live. It made me feel strangely patriotic.
This incredible re-telling of La Boheme still speaks to audiences of all ages. I can safely say that I have never seen an audience react to a tour the way that they did with Rent.