Mums Diary review – Dance till Dawn – Bristol Hippodrome

Mums Diary review – Dance till Dawn – Bristol Hippodrome

Fantastic staging, glitzy costumes and an awesome big band accompany strictlys famous dancing duo.
Collaborative choreography from Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone allow the faultless fancy footwork of the cast of Dance till dawn to deliver this slapstick murder mystery in true 1940’s style.

Set in the golden age of Hollywood Dance and narrated by the ‘witty’ private investigator Tommy Dubrowski (Teddy Kempner). Leading lady Sadie Strauss (Flavia) and Tony Deluca (Vincent) show off their dance skills with pizazz. I’m no dance expert but pretty sure there was a Charleston, and possibly a paso doble in there amongst others before the pair delivered their incredible signature Tango.

A hybrid of Laurel and Hardy storytelling crossed with dirty dancing goes some way to sum up my feeling of the show.

Though Flavia and Vincent are silent contributors to the story (in the most part) Lana Clemenza (Abbie Osmon) – The glamourous Hollywood floozie, Marylin Monroe lookalike and nightclub owner – shows the audience that her pipes are as impressive as her pins with her singing efforts.
When it comes to vocal skills it would be a crime not to mention the undeniable talent of Oliver Darley as ‘the voice’. Providing the perfect soundtrack for the show with classic renditions of songs evocative of the era including the beautiful ‘Moon River’ Darley’s Dulcet tones area real delight.
So if you fancy some Hollywood Glamour and light hearted entertainment look no further than Dance till Dawn at the Hippodrome until the 28th of March.

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