Poppies - 5 stars ***** - One4Review
one4review | On 31, Aug 2015
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
A ridiculously talented cast of actor/musicians performed this delightful new piece of musical theatre with a refreshing honesty which had most of the audience in tears by the end.
Okay, so there is nothing new in any of the storylines (lovers split up when called to war etc.) but it’s just performed so well. The music is lovely, tuneful and catchy and sung perfectly. The acting is great, the movement perfect for the piece.
Generally the balance was excellent despite the lack of mics, with only an occasionally loud trombone at times. The set was simple but effective and the venue perfect for this production. I’m only sorry I couldn’t see this earlier on in their run.
This could be another ‘Once’, I hope it continues to develop and come back again in the future.
Review by Alan.
Until 29th August