42nd Street: The Musical

42nd Street - The Musical

There’s something quite magical about tap dancing and being dazzled by the brilliance and speed of the steps.

So, the major plaudits of the spell-bounding production of 42nd Street go to the dancers who simply swept the board with their elegance and expertise at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

The old style musical runs until Saturday and if you can grab a ticket, then it’s a must watch.

A packed audience whooped with delight at the Scottish opening night, and it was fun and energy all the way.

Director Jonathan Church has resisted the current trend of revising the old favourites and instead stuck to the original style, which is soft, gentle and ever so wholesome and it works a treat.

With a star studded cast including television favourites Samantha Womack (as Dorothy Brock) and Michael Praed (Julian Marsh) the signs were good for a polished performance.

Taken from the book and film based on The Great Depression in the 1930’s, the story promises hope and prosperity and urges you to look good, battle on and fame and fortune will follow.

42nd Street Cast

Nicole-Lily Baisden plays the lead role of Peggy Sawyer with enthusiasm and polish. Peggy is the small town girl who rolls into Penn Station, New York, in a bid to hit the big time and Nicole-Lily has it nailed with her huge smile and impressive footwork.

Womack plays a distinguished Dorothy, who tries to juggle her sugar daddy bankrolling her career, with her true young love and there are some lovely duets.

It’s the huge glut of songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin which roll the show along with strong performances from Sam Lips as Billy Lawlor and Bill Deamer’s choreography is impeccable, with not a toe tap out of place and the rhythm and speed, enthralling the audience.

Rhianna Dorris leads the ensemble with aplomb and its harmony and big smiles all the way.

With fabulous musical accompaniment and bright glittery costumes, the show has it all for a great night out.

For ticket availability to 42nd Street, please visit: www.atgtickets.com.

Author Bio:

Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.

Photographs by Johan Persson

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