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Sinatra – Final Curtain (Kingdom Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 9 August 2014

With vast experience as a professional Frank Sinatra impersonator, Moray Innes doesn’t disappoint here: close your eyes and you could believe Ol’ Blue Eyes was actually standing in front of you. Listening to his beautifully melodic voice belting out Sinatra classics is the absolute highlight of this show, prompting sing-a-longs and smiles from the audience. Similarly, Steve Worsley gives a charismatic performance as ‘Drunky’ Dean Martin, his voice and mannerisms reminiscent of the star. Unfortunately I can’t say the rest of the production was as impressive. A strong plot is executed poorly in terms of performance and script, with abundant overacting and little emotional connection. With interweaving dialogue and song, the production has potential, but ultimately fails to excite.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Keara Barnes]