"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Monday, December 24, 2012
ONE DAY MORE
Talent at the Cramphorn Theatre
straight play this year, but a stripped-back showcase of the varied
talents in the group, full of fireworks and fun, with some touching
moments of pathos for contrast.
did have some sketches for light relief [directed by Emma Tapley] –
Ab Fab generation gap, four posh boys, and a running gag about
dumbed-down daytime TV.
tasty menu of musical theatre, too, from Avenue Q to Matilda.
Especially fine were the numbers from Les Misérables, the huddled
masses economically drawn, and a beautiful On My Own from Laura
Messin. Tara Divina gave a superb performance – dramatically as
well as vocally perfect – of With You, from Ghost, with just a box
and a picture frame for props.
of Eight, now through to the final fifteen for the BBC's 2013 Comic
Relief Does Glee Club, gave us a polished routine based on the
popular Wilson Phillips hit Hold On.
stage was packed with performers for the final sequence, For Now,
wide-angled and confidently sung, Beyoncé's Move Your Body, and,
inevitably, All I Want for Christmas. All done with that winning
blend of raw energy and precision that is the trademark of Tomorrow's
Talent. Musical Director was Mark Sellar, and the show was
choreographed by Liz Pilgrim and Gavin Wilkinson.