Last week, my parents and I went to see a performance of Singin' In The Rain at he Bristol Hippodrome! It was absolutely incredible! I've actually never seen the movie (I know, for shame!) but I'm a sucker for old musicals and I knew it'd be right up my street. I'm just itching to watch the film now because the show was just so darn good! The whole troup as a whole was probably one of the strongest I've seen on stage, the leads were incredibly talented and the guy playing Cosmo (Stephane Anelli) was absolutely perfect for the role, had me laughing like a loon the whole time and just seemed hand picked directly out of a 1950s comedy. He was perfect. The others were great too, James Leece playing Don Lockwood had a voice to die for, and of course, they could all dance!
The show features thousands of litres of water raining down from the sky, leaving the actors dancing on inches of water during that iconic number and scene. The front row became a literal splash zone (I'm sure the actors purposefully try to get people soaking wet with their swooshy dancing!)
Seriously wonderful performance. If you have a chance to catch it on tour I totally recommend it. I'd watch the show again in a heartbeat! For now, I think I'm going to hunt down a DVD of the original movie instead.
TMBG were my first ever 'me' concert. I went on my own because, at the time, I had no friends into that sort of music and I didn't want to force my parents into attending a gig they wouldn't enjoy much. It was at the Astoria in London and I ended up sitting opposite a guy who was busy recording the show - I later asked for a copy of the bootleg and still have it stashed away somewhere.
Since then, I've attended every TMBG gig in the UK, only thankfully now I've actually got friends who like the band, too! Last week they were performing in London at the Shepherds Bush Empire so we all dutifully went along to enjoy the gig.
The show was fantastic. TMBG are always full of energy.. They performed a lot of old classics, which was great for me because I'm not actually all that versed in their newer stuff, and they got the audience involved and dancing around even though we were in a seated section of the venue. It was really good stuff! I'll always try and grab tickets when they come back to the UK because they always put on a heck of a show.
Anyway, here's some photos I snapped of the gig. Enjoy!
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