"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Talent at the Cramphorn Theatre
arresting start in scarlet and black, Gangnam Style, for this year's
revue, followed by denim and white for Car Wash, which featured a
clever human chassis. And a rich mix of footwear, including flippers
and some sparkly sneakers, for New Shoes. The youngsters are
accompanied by pied pipers from the teaching team, in a seamless,
polished sequence of song and dance.
disciplined choral singing, too, in Beauty and the Beast and When I
Grow Up, from Matilda, which also furnished Revolting Children –
generous helping of Wonka's chocolate gives the five golden ticket
winners a chance to shine, with nice monologues from Violet and
Charlie. A neat ensemble production line, and, from the younger
students, lively green-wigged Oompah-Loompahs.
Tomorrow's Talent prepares for its tenth year, the future looks as
busy and successful as ever. Their Glee Club Team – Figure of Eight
– who contributed two accomplished guest spots to the show – will
be hoping to do even better in next year's CBBC finals. And next
month in the Civic, an 80-strong cast will perform Miss Saigon –
its Essex amateur première – and we heard a brief Bui Doi as a