Reviewed by Amanda Dando
It was a pleasure to attend Milton Keynes Theatre this evening, not least for the air con! We managed to arrive in time to enjoy a meal in the local Wetherspoons (would recommend) prior to arriving to see The Cher Show, a new musical which opened this evening. There is plenty of parking surrounding Milton Keynes Theatre and it’s very easy to find.
I couldn’t make up my mind in the run up wether I was a Cher fan or not, but I do love musical theatre and I like to see shows which are outside my normal, and usually they are the ones I fall in love with. Cher is indeed an icon, there is no doubt about that. I would hope she would think the show does her career justice.
There isn’t anything not to love about this show. The glitz the glamour the outrageously great singing. The outfits. THE BOOTS! The show is the musical and life journey of Cher, we all know who Cher is right?! I guess like many of those true major stars of the singing world, there is always always a back story. Her life wasn’t always easy, and the show follows her journey through her music. I was surprised how many of her songs I knew, and watching in the context of the show some of the songs were so emotional and a reflection of what was going on in her life at the time.
The dancers were superb, my only grumble is they kept the same outfits on. The show from start to finish screams glamour in the shape of the three amazing ladies who played Star Lady & Babe this evening on stage, Samantha Ivey Danielle Steers and Millie O Connell, owned the stage, they simply owned it, mesmerising performances all round ladies. I wanted to ask where those amazing diamanté boots were from. Simply fantastic.
All your favourite Cher anthems were included in what was an upbeat soundtrack that followed right from Chers early career, to present day. I loved loved loved when Sonny and Cher sang I got you Babe. I think I Believe bought the house down!
Although in part it’s a sad story, I loved the show, it’s energy, the singing, Sonny played by Lucas Rush was also great. The whole cast really were outstanding. It’s a show stopping glamorous extravaganza and my toes didn’t stop tapping. I absolutely knew the finale wouldn’t let me down and it really didn’t. The glitz and glamour on stage was brilliant. Most people didn’t need much encouragement to get on their feet and join in and I for one was straight up. Any show that you walk out the door smiling and humming under your breath the songs you have just heard must be a winner. The Cher Show is most definitely one I would not only recommend but will go see again. Those ladies had such powerful voices, I loved every single minute. Go get yourself tickets you won’t be disappointed!
Tickets cost from £13 plus £3.65 transaction fee
The Cher Show is at Milton Keynes Theatre from Tuesday 9 August to Saturday 13th August
For more information or to book visit http://Www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes
Or call the box office 0844 871 7615
500 Marlborough Gate Milton Keynes MK9 3NZ