Bohemian Rhapsody Edinburgh Playhouse Review

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Edinburgh Playhouse

11 – 15 June 2013

www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

Reviewed by Lynsey Roberts

Although I like a lot of Queen’s music I would not describe myself as a massive fan of the group as such, therefore was unsure how much I would enjoy this performance. However I was very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere throughout the evening was magnificent. The cast interacted well with the audience who responding by getting up to dance and join in with the songs, clap and wave their arms and even punch the air!

This tribute show features six fantastic singers, six dancers and a terrific rock band covering Queen’s classic anthems. All the singers were very strong with outstanding voices; with the voices of Natham James and Kelly Ann Gower standing out for me in particular. And whilst all the cast where fantastic the star of the show was Giovanni Spano. He was great at getting audience participation and brought a bit of light heartedness to the show. There was a great selection of queen songs performed including a stunning performance of Barcelona to end act one perfectly.

The dance routines were not overly complicated but were very fitting and complimented the songs very well. All the dancers looked great and their enthusiasm was captivating.

The production was very rock!!! The stage was simplistic but yet looked great and was very effective with lots of bright flashing lights. The cast’s outfits throughout the performance were also fantastic, very appropriate and eye catching.

We had seats in row H in the stalls, which were terrific seats – only a few rows from the stage itself. We enjoyed an interval drink in one of the many bars situated within the Playhouse, where staff were pleasant and polite. I would recommend pre-ordering these drinks if possible – the staff will have them waiting for you when you come out – preventing any waiting around or queuing, allowing you to enjoy and make the most of interval.

Any scepticism I may have had around being able to fully enjoy a performance without being a huge fan faded early on in the evening. I had a thoroughly enjoyable night, dancing while listening to fantastic singers performing classic songs!  I would recommend this show to family and friends.

Rating: 5/5

Tickets cost from £11.90 to £35.40

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