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Beautiful- The Carol King Musical Review

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Last night some of our Spotlights team went to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, to watch Beautiful, ‘The Carol King musical’ starring Daisy Wood- Davis, Adam Gillan and Laura Baldwin. The musical is based on the real-life story of Carol King, who at the age of 17 fought her way into the record industry with her first hit ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’. By the time she was twenty she was writing hit songs for the biggest acts such as ‘The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees’. The musical tells the tale of her greatest challenge, finding her own voice and searching for the courage to step into the spotlight.

We were amazed by Daisy Wood-Davis as Carol King, her voice was sensational! If you are a Carol King fan or maybe even if you’re not Davis will bring tears to your eyes from the moment she opens the show, sounding identical to King. Davis received a very well-deserved standing ovation at the end of the performance. Other stand out performers include Laura Baldwin who plays the part of Cynthia Weil, a chic and clever lyricist and Adam Gillan as Gerry, Carol’s husband. Singers cast as ‘The Drifters, The Shirelles and The Righteous Brothers were also pitch perfect with energetic dances. The set design at the Churchill was also incredible, authentically transporting you back to the 60’s. Beautiful is a poignant story, that will make you feel the earth move!

Children who attend Spotlights Theatre School regularly have opportunities to take part in musical theatre shows. Your child is welcome to attend a FREE trial class at any of our venues.

Mary Poppins West End Review

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

This week, Spotlights Theatre School were lucky enough to Step in Time!

Fifteen years after it premiered in London, Mary Poppins is sweeping its way back into London. On Tuesday Alan, Monnie and Scarlett were lucky enough to go and see the brand new 2019 production of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre.

The magical story of Cherry Tree Lane and the Banks children has been brought to life through dazzling choreography, amazing visual effects and stunning costumes. Featuring the well-loved songs ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, ‘Chim Chim Cheree’, ‘Lets go fly a kite’ and ‘A spoonful of Sugar’ it was a musical production we won’t forget in a hurry.

The dazzling Zizzi Strallen returns to the production as the title role and her performance is nothing short of practically perfect. Charlie Stemp equally shines as the cheeky chappy Bert, Mary Poppins’ mysterious yet charming friend.

We were blown away by some particularly special moments that leave you wondering if there really is magic or if it’s all just silly nonsense like most grown-ups believe. This musical is a wonderful feel good show- brimmed full of magic, perfect for all the family regardless of age.

The world’s favorite nanny only stays for as long as she is needed so find your way to the Prince Edwards Theatre quickly before she flies off.

Children who attend Spotlights Theatre School classes regularly have opportunities to take part in musical theatre shows.  Your child is welcome to attend a free trial class.  We are now booking January 2020.  Please get in touch to book.