The costumes for this show are deeply impressive. With a delightfully large cast and lots of scenes, there are a phenomenal number of them, but all credit to Andrew Layton and Lucy Cave, the 80s sheen doesn’t slip for a moment. The set also deserves a shout out – the steel girders against a starlit sky is a highlight. And Jonnie Clough makes the stage into a proper disco with his expert lighting design.
Such a big cast presents challenges, both in terms of manoeuvring them around the stage, choreographing the ensemble numbers and casting to a consistently high standard. Director Malcolm J Burnett has done a great job but this night’s performance occasionally lacks a bit of polish. But what it maybe lacks in polish, it makes up for in heart-on-your-sleeve in-love-with-the-show enthusiasm from the cast. And that is priceless.