Saturday Night Fever is on stage in Cardiff. The film is a major hit, so is the musical going to live up to the expectations of the film ?
What happens ?
In a show that has the audience singing along from the moment the curtain is lifted, Bill Kenwright’s production of Saturday Night Fever is enthralling, wildly entertaining and just cheesy enough.
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, who hates living at home with his parents, his growing discontent with his job and his reckless, thrilling road to dancing success.
Richard Winsor (from Casualty, Play Without Words) is captivating – and not just in the shirtless scenes – with charisma to rival John Travolta as he takes the stage as Tony.
Saturday Night Fever takes the audience through the highs and lows with Tony and his friends – from mesmerising dance numbers that had audience members clapping and singing along, to the heartbreaking screams that poured from Anna Campkin as Annette in one of the more angst-filled scenes.
The show is masterfully directed by Bill Kenwright, who is known for the long-running West End hit Blood Brothers, and who boldly chooses to have actors play the Bee Gees on stage.
The Bee Gees, played by Edward Handoll, Alastair Hill and Matt Faull, were a triumph and a sensational addition to the stage, setting the scenes with flawless renditions of classics bringing the audience and actors together.
How can I see it ?
It’s in Cardiff until 1st Dec. Tickets from the WMC.
Still not sure? Take a look at this review from Liverpool.