Strictly Leeds

We have returned from our trip to Leeds having enjoyed a performance of Strictly Ballroom and I should begin with a review of the show, but since it was the last night then perhaps there isn’t much point. I’ll give it a go though.

Musicals such as this are not my cup of char as a rule but I did enjoy this one even if some of the songs were pure Disney. (Life is Leap of Faith wouldn’t sound out of place in The Lion King)

And I should mention the misplaced apostrophe on stage in the neon “Kendalls’ School of Dance” but that would be nitpicking. Which I never do, of course.

The cast was generally excellent, particularly in the singing department which helps in a musical. Mrs P wasn’t quite so impressed by Sam Lips who played the leading man Scott Kendall. She felt he lacked presence and she has a point. He spent so much time being cross and angst-ridden that all you ever really saw was a cross person.

Gemma Sutton who plays Fran was particularly good, but for me the star was Fernando Miras who played her father. His dramatic flamenco (supposedly a Pasa Doble) was the highlight of the show for both me and Mrs P.

You can read a proper review here and should the show come your way then I recommend seeing it.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

5 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 24th January 2017

    Did your wear your tight pink suit and patent leather shoes with Cuban heels to attend this show? Personally, I prefer rugby league.

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 24th January 2017

    I deeply regret the error included in my original comment. “Your” should be “you”. Please accept my sincere apology.

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  • Trevor Rowley 24th January 2017

    You’re a brave man, Mr P. An evening of watching ballroom dancing wouldn’t do much for me. Sadly, although my parents were both gifted ballroom dancers, they never passed their skills on to me and I am now just “a bit of a shuffler.” You will recall Dooleys School of Dancing on King Street in Dukinfield (more or less facing the bottom of Wellington Street) – my father taught Mrs Dooley (as a younger woman) to dance and was so popular that the young ladies queued up for a lesson with him. I think he was a bit of a charmer in those days and he always looked smartly suited in family photographs we have from that era. He would have made a good John Travolta. I can picture the film, “Night Fever in Dukinfield.”

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  • Trevor Rowley 24th January 2017

    Watch yer pockets, Yorkie’s on board!

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