Bristol Hippodrome – until 14th July
Review by Nicky Wyatt
Michel Jackson love him or loath him was the undoubted King of Pop. This show is a fast moving glittering testimony to the man, his music, his dance moves .
From the minute the curtain raises you can see shoulders moving, feet tapping and more than a few shimmy’s going on, in fact it’s incredibly hard not to get up and dance from the off!
Be prepared to be transported back to the early days of The Jacksons. This incredible cast take you on a musical June box journey of all the music and moves you grew up with. From ABC, Blame it on the Boogie through to Man in the Mirror, Beat it, Billie Jean and of course Thriller and Bad. The show covers a mix of 30 songs.
With a stage full of sparkle and amazing talent it’s a job to know where to look at times as there is so much going on.
The leads on the stage that not only narrate this musical extravaganza also have amazing voices. We all know that there is only one MJ but this clever diverse crew showcase his styles and sounds brilliantly.
Britt Quentin has an incredible voice and legs that just don’t keep still, such a charismatic performer. He worked incredibly well with Shaquille Maurice Hemmans who has quite a cheeky look at times again with an amazing voice. The voice of Rory Taylor is one to be enjoyed. The ladies hit all the notes too Adriana Louise and Ina a Seidon were both so slick with their songs and dances.
In a show like this the ensemble play a huge part and this crew were exceptional. Fast complex dance routines that appeared to he flawless. Quick costume changes for everyone of them which they all coped with. There are three dancers that I felt had huge stage presence and deserve a mention Lee Pratt and Gustave Die both caught our attention, they brought an extra something to the stage. Finally the dancer that try as I might I can’t find a name for, maybe the intrigue is intentional, from row P he could have been MJ and was outstanding.
If you’re in the Bristol are this week, treat yourself to a ticket you really can’t Beat It!