Saturday 10th December 2016. So glad to be back at the Millenium Centre here in Cardiff Bay. I have the opportunity to watch the Brilliant WNO perform Kiss me Kate. This will be my third instalment of this fabulous production, and just cannot wait to get back into this most amazing theatre, after two whole weeks, without a show at the Centre. Tonight is another milestone for me, as it’s my 300th performance of a show, at all venues, over the past 4 years. My next is to reach 100 performances at the Millenium Centre in a calendar year, tonight is number 93, so fingers crossed I can reach that figure before new year comes along.
On with tonight’s show. Looking at the cast we have a similar line up as of the last show here. The brilliant Alan Burkitt, (Jerry Travers in Top Hat), is back as Bill Calhoun. Along with Quirjin De Lang and Jeni Bern as Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi. Amelia Adams-Pearce plays Lois lane. Great to see all the cast back for its final performance of this show at the Centre, with the brilliant Welsh National Opera Orchestra supplying a fabulous musical treat throughout.
I must say I thouroughly enjoyed watching this again. Great songs, written by Cole Porter, fabulous comedy throughout both acts, some amazing vocal talent on show,(as you would expect from the WNO). a superb tap routine from Alan Burkitt and another brilliant dance section for ‘Too darn hot’ from most of the cast. It’s nice to be back with such a magnificent, feel good extravaganza of a show, making me realise why I love the theatre so much. Two weeks away is too long, so really looking forward to a nice long run over xmas, with Mary Poppins as the main viewing spectacle.