I've always loved musicals, I grew up watching them....
and really, who couldn't love them?
They're just a joyful, fun & happy experience, total escapism.
This week my daughter & I went to see "Singin' in the Rain" at London's Palace Theatre.
It was absolutely fantastic!!
The original cast of Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds are almost impossible to beat but the stars of this show - Adam Cooper, Scarlett Strallen & Daniel Crossley - do a fabulous job.
The dancing is energetic, slick & exciting to watch & all three leads are very accomplished singers.
The whole production has a great energy and is full of fun & laughs.
It's hard to believe that this year is the 60th anniversary of the movie.
The famous "rain scene" where Don sings "Singin' in the Rain" was impressive to say the least....
there's a lot of rain, splashing & great dancing - as stage effects go, this was amazing!
14, 000 litres of water is used every performance - pumped in and out (via half a mile of flexible hosing) to & from a 10 ton water tank under the orchestra pit .
The water is recycled every show.
We had a wonderful time - as I think did everyone judging by the standing ovation the audience gave the cast.
It's a brilliant production - especially good were Daniel Crossley as Cosmo Brown & Katherine Kingsley as Lina Lamont.
I enjoyed it so much that I've booked to see it again with two girlfriends next month!
If you're visiting London & want to see a West End show, I'd totally recommend it,
you are guaranteed to leave smiling :)