REVIEW: Star-studded cast put on hilarious production of The Wedding Singer at The Bristol Hippodrome

PUBLISHED: 14:15 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:24 15 March 2017

The cast performing Casulty Of Love. Picture: Darren Bell

The cast performing Casulty Of Love. Picture: Darren Bell


X Factor finalists Ray Quinn and Cassie Compton were just two of the fantastic actors to deliver an incredible performance last night (Tuesday) as The Wedding Singer made its debut at the Bristol Hippodrome.

The cast of The Wedding Singer. Picture: Darren Bell The cast of The Wedding Singer. Picture: Darren Bell

The audience was taken back to the 1980s with a flawless love story filled to the brim with creative tunes and outstanding dance routines.

The story follows wedding singer Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) who is preparing to marry his highschool sweetheart when he is left at the alter.

With the help of his band mates and two waitresses, Robbie makes his big return to the wedding scene, but not before hitting a few bumps along the way.

The show was hilarious from start to finish with jokes, entertaining characters and routines.

Samuel Holmes as George and Ruth Madoc as Grandma Rosie as Move That Thang. Picture: Darren Bell Samuel Holmes as George and Ruth Madoc as Grandma Rosie as Move That Thang. Picture: Darren Bell

A stand-out character, and probably one of the funniest, was band member George (Samuel Holmes) whose comical remarks and overall brilliant showmanship and characterisation helped make the show.

Not only did Holmes perform alongside his band mates but also Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc). Their rap of Move That Thang was truly brilliant and I was crying with laughter.

Ray Quinn made the perfect villain as he took on the role of leading lady Julia’s fiancé Glen Gulia. The X Factor runner-up suited the era and music perfectly and his incredible performance of All About The Green was one of my favourite routines.

The stage came alive with colours, smoke and dancers during every routine.

However the leading pair were the real stars of the show. The pair’s duets of Come Out Of The Dumpster and If I Told You were flawless and were highlights of the show in my eyes.

The chemistry between the characters is palpable, which only added to the scenes they shared together.

From start to finish there is nothing bad to be said about this show; the cast, costumes, staging and routines were perfect and I walked away feeling very cheery.

The Wedding Singer is at the Hippodrome from tonight (Wednesday) until Saturday, with performances at 2.30pm today and Saturday, 5pm on Friday, 7.30pm tonight, tomorrow (Thursday) and Saturday and 8.30pm on Friday.

The cast performing All About The Green. Picture: Darren Bell The cast performing All About The Green. Picture: Darren Bell

Tickets, priced £13-38, are available via the Hippodrome website.


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