Following the sad cancellation of Shrek the Musical this week due the lockdown in these unprecedented circumstances, KMTC decided to create a concert for their followers including many of its members, socially distancing safely at their own home and then magically put together to entertain people at home.
The editing that went into this concert was phenomenal, ensuring all the individual videos linked up together, sound levels mixed together, video backgrounds to fit in with the mood or the musical and titles to each song with song detail and who the performers are. Fantastic work by Ben Evans Clarke and Jonathan Hall.
With 22 songs from numerous musicals over the ages, there is something for everyone.
With an introduction from Ben Ireson, we were straight into the concert and it is full on from beginning to end.
Opening with Six the Musical, we are treated to a great mixture from the likes of Mean Girls, Waitress, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, All Shook up and of course, Shrek the musical, to name but a few. This company of performers show us their talents and passion for what they do.
A few standout performances are You Matter to me from Waitress with Jonathan Hall and Nickie Simms, with lovely harmonies and passion and Who I’d be from Shrek with Oliver Ball and Maria Ames, very powerful vocals and great characterisation.
Claire Moorhouse with He’s My Boy from Everybody’s talking about Jamie stole the evening for me, with passion, emotion and killer vocals, I was left speechless.
As the company were doing these videos from home, it was hard to include much choreography so when there was, it was difficult for it to fit together fully but I thoroughly enjoyed the movements when they were included.
Their final song was Somewhere over the Rainbow, which was beautiful, with stunning harmonies and dedicated to the NHS with special thanks to Leighton Hospital and Mid Cheshire Hospital’s NHS foundation trust and key workers.
This is something to lighten the mood in tough times and a great piece of entertainment from the incredible KMTC.
Available until midnight Sunday 31st May at https://youtu.be/tHoTKkOwOrg
Reviewer: Damian Riverol
Reviewed: 29th May 2020
North West End UK Rating: ★★★★★