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Smiles all round at musical

JOBS are going, recession continues and things are pretty grim all round.

JOBS are going, recession continues and things are pretty grim all round.

So Thank God for shows like this, which are always guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The musical - set in the early 20th century - is brought to life by a Kings Heath company who have recently started performing in the Solihull area

We’re introduced to Mack - a film director who made his name in the heyday of silent films. But the times are a changing and his slapstick tales are beginning to lose their charm.

Cue a flashback which takes the audience back through the years and the first meeting between the filmmaker and his star Mabel.

Their odd-couple romance is the focus of the plot, but it’s the song and dance numbers which really grab your attention.

A twelve-piece orchestra provides the music and it was a shame that some of the lyrics were lost in the performance - although, in fairness, I was sitting quite near the back.

All-in-all this was a fantastic feelgood performance, with the same high standard of sets, costume and music that I’ve come to expect from the area’s amateur companies.

 

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