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Disco Inferno, St Augustine’s Musical Theatre Co, at Solihull Arts Complex

Disco Inferno, St Augustine’s Musical Theatre Co, at Solihull Arts Complex

ST Augustine’s can always be relied on to deliver a polished, lively show.

Last week’s musical - their first for 12 months - did not disappoint, whisking the audience back to the balmy summer of 1976.

The story centres on young Jack - a nightclub worker dreaming of fame.

Suddenly there’s a femme fatale at the door, waving a contract and promising to grant his wish - but it’s going to cost him his soul.

The musical takes the legend of Faust and brings it forward to the era of platform boots and flares.

As someone who can just about remember Britpop, I was worried about whether I’d get into the show.

Maybe it was watching Life on Mars but I was surprised about how many of the decade’s ditties were familiar and soon got into the swing of things.

I was hugely impressed by the choreography, costumes and flair on show.

My only grumble is that the show weighed in at three hours, which was perhaps a bit too long for quite a simple morality tale.

Nonetheless, it was done with panache and was just the sort of performance to warm you up on a chilly November evening.

 

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