Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Singin' in the Rain

That rarity of rarities, we all went to see a musical this evening - Singin' in the Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre. And it was great!  Kept close to the film: crisp choreography, Adam Cooper played Gene Kelly, good sets, live music... the girls loved it. The production feature was of course the rain, provided by sophisticated plumbing overhead and a recessed thrust stage which allowed Cooper, and later the whole cast, to kick water over the front three rows. Interesting looking at the audience, which was a full house incidentally: white, upper-middle class, quite elderly. Omit the upper and that'll be me in ten years. 

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