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This version was written by local Neville Ellis while sets and excellent costumes were created by a team led by Anne Mountford, with Ian Eaton (director) and Hannah Joiner (choreographer) making excellent debuts with the company.. It seems some objected to the student production because white actors would play lead roles in the story of an Egyptian Captain who falls for an enslaved Nubian princess during war between the two countries.
Louise Hewitt, glamorous in tight black dress is excellent as Morticia who is not amused when daughter Wednesday (Emma Annis) has a ‘normal’ boyfriend in Lucas (Brett Dewsbury), just as the family are set for the annual gathering of relatives . In the WBOS show the key role of Aida is played by black actress Tasheka Coe who has a superb voice.
Musical Director, Oliver Rowe, keeps the standard high.
Eoin Edwards brings a touching sensitivity to the eponymous role. Christ’s tragic fall from adoration to crucifixion is played with just the right level of understatement.
Callum Rogers (Old Deuteronomy), Jack Harrison (Rum Tum Tugger), Matthew Evans (Munkustrap), Megan Hardy (Jellylorum), Dan Hardy (Gus, the old theatre cat), and Alastair Winning (Shimbleshanks, the railway cat).
She sings those big numbers Oom Pah Pah and As Long as He Needs Me with passion and emotion.
The Hello Dolly’s and the Oklahomas are always going to please a tradition loving crowd but at some point chances need to be taken. The pyramid shaped, angular set is beautifully lit and cleverly designed.
Exits and entrances are varied and at different levels which makes the crowd scenes altogether more interesting.
EVERY performance of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s gripping musical was sold out weeks before opening night, which is a tribute to the reputation of the West Bromwich Operatic Society’s Youtheatre.
It’s the third time the company have staged Les Mis, and while the cast deserve huge credit for their enthusiasm and ability, praise is also due to producer-choreographer Ben Cole who, years ago, was an acting member.