The King was back in the building

The Elvis Years, The Chaddeans

Monday, 21st March 2016, 1:00 pm
The Elvis Years

Elvis was in the building...or at least his spirit was.

Followers of this popular local theatre company were out in force and vocal in their appreciation of a show packed with the Presley presence.

Producer and choreographer Sara Mills once again showcased another well-drilled spectacular featuring a big cross-section of age groups. The costumes were particularly striking and accentuated the energy and vitality of the performers.

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This was far from being a tribute show as each soloist performed in their own individual style.

David and Philippa Cookson put together a lovely version of Love Me Tender with nice harmonies and Bethany Heartwell’s smokey-voiced Heartbreak Hotel was excellent. Gaynor Rigby’s rendition of Don’t was well-received and especially pleasing was a sexy Mess of Blues by Suzanne Steel. Roger Lloyd Jones, charismatic as ever, excelled throughout, particularly with If I Can Dream.

There were plenty of cheers for the sequinned and feathered Las Vegas Showgirl routine. But best of all was Sara Mills haunting vocals for In The Ghetto, a polished and professional performance.

Yvonne Fielding