Eastbourne Racecourse’s first show in months dazzles Brighton News

Alex and Debbie Adams and their wonderful team at the Royal Hippodrome have come up with a dazzling musical performance, There No Business Like Show Business, to celebrate the long-awaited return of live theater.

This magical experience showcased musical genres across the years in a lively evening.

A cast of local professionals, led by charismatic comedy host Grant Martins, provided excellent vocals, dance routines and humor to mark the reopening of the theater with a wonderful and socially distanced production.

The multi-talented Grant and Alex Adams intertwined so well in Me and My Shadow and We’re in the Money after kicking off the night by running the company in the title track.

The Argus:

Barney and Paula Pout, who played for many years as Duality and who appear this summer on ‘Sunday Night Live’ at the Hippodrome with their band The Rhythm Crew, also showed great chemistry.

They were hilarious as a bickering couple in Goody Goody, and shone again in Me and My Girl, as did Thomas Hackett, Star Bray and Company with The Lambeth Walk from the same hit show.

Vivacious Laura Sivers and the girls blew us away with Why Do Fools Fall In Love, while Laura and Star Bray gave an excellent rendition of The Rose. Nick Hollands also oozed confidence and received extended applause with What A Wonderful World.

Other great performances were given by Sarah Baker, Vicky Potter, Eliza Hackett and Darcie Bennett.

The Argus:

There No Business Like Show Business was brilliantly produced by Alex and Debbie Adams, with Alex also the director and Debbie the choreographer.

Other vital contributions were made by stage manager Stuart French, lighting designer Megan Stanfield and sound designer Nick Todd.

It was the first show at the Hippodrome since December of last year. With the help of Arts Council grants during 18 very difficult months, the theater staff did a tremendous job.

Careful planning of the arrangements behind the scenes and in front of the house makes the Covid venue secure, along with the renovation, modernization and improvement.

We hope that an extended version of There No Business Like Show Business will return this summer.

It would be a nice bonus if they could add another show-stop like I Dreamed A Dream or All I Ask Of You.

Tony flood


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This notice was published: 2021-06-01 16:11:51

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