THAT'LL BE THE DAY THEATRE SEVERN SHREWSBURY WEDNESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2013
In all its 28 years of being on the road the That'll Be The Day Show has been one of a formidable standard and it has been my privilege to see a great number of them; but this new show I feel has really raised the bar.
It has to be the ultimate 50s 60s 70s nostalgia show and long may it continue.
Among the many artistes / institutions recalled in this three hour show were - Cliff Richard, Swinging Blue Jeans, Tom Jones, Radio Caroline, Sam Philips & Sun Records, Tina Turner, Mary Hopkin, The Seekers, Mamas & Papas, The Beatles, Dave Edmunds, Mick Jagger, Suzi Quatro, Elton John, Alvin Stardust, Roy Wood, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Neil Diamond, Bonnie Tyler, Mark Knopler, Billy Joel and Shakin' Stevens to name a few. One that really amused me was their send up of Chas n dave singing a parody of life as it is today.
Also included were two great medleys of Drifters and Abba numbers, and an extremely moving rendition of "American Trilogy".
Adding that extra something to the show was the excellent use of back projection on a large screen that complimented some of the scenes by providing a visual backdrop or acting as a link to items of the show by being used to show adverts, clips to link to the next item and so forth.
This show has it all - non stop hits of yesteryear, fantastic costumes, excellent mucianship, fully choreographed routines and some side splitting comedy.
What I would like to see is for venues around the UK reducing ticket prices to youngsters under the age of 18 years so they can be encouraged to go along and see the show and enjoy such memorable music.
If you have seen the That'll Be The Day Show on its current tour and would like to add your comments please feel free to add them!