In a city almost overrun with Christmas entertainment, this latest production from Life in the Theatre is one that should certainly go to the top of the wish list.
A slick, stylish and eminently fun rehash of Mamma Mia!, sees Rachel Rae’s Sally invite all her suspected mothers to her dad’s rundown, disco-themed caravan park on Shell Island to celebrate her wedding.
It shouldn’t work, but with the fabulous script penned by Stephen Fletcher and some great music performed and sung live, it does, and without relying on an excessive use of profanity or innuendo. The sheer enthusiasm of the cast is infectious, as they each expressively throw some moves that should really be banned on health and safety grounds, but it is Alan Stocks and Keddy Sutton who really steal a march on proceedings thanks to their sheer eccentricity, comic timing and delivery.
If there is one complaint it is that the venue echoes like a cave at times, but on a bitterly cold winter’s night, here is a show to warm the cockles of even the stoniest heart and the coming of age of a new production company on the block should, in itself, be warmly applauded.