Post by danieljohnson14 on Jan 23, 2018 0:21:35 GMT
I liked Jade when I saw her, I thought she was perfectly fine!
I'm impressed that she has now been with the show two years and (correct me if I'm wrong), has never seemed to miss many performances barring holiday. Especially as herself and the show now come to two years in London, its great to see!
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2018 0:22:22 GMT by danieljohnson14
I saw this tonight mainly to tick this one off the list. And I’m pretty irritated we lost Miss Saigon to this.
Firstly, the positives: Trevor is fab as the Genie - the show comes alive when he’s on stage. Friend Like Me is a fabulous production number and kicks the show up into the gear it needs to be in. Whole New World was good - the carpet is very impressive - I spotted how it was done at the last second but it didn’t spoil it. Audience was a lot better behaved than I expected - I thought it’d be like a Saturday afternoon at the Lion King but the two young school groups were very well behaved.
However. Who on earth cast Jade Ewan in this show? I don’t hate on people if I can help it, but her first song, I’ve got no idea what it was even called or about, because I didn’t understand a word she sang. Nothing to do with mic or sound levels, she just sang really weirdly, and continued to do so. She was just incredibly weak - it was one of the worst leading lady performances I’ve watched (not Sarah Harding bad I give you). Sorry, I don’t like being mean, but it irritated me to the point of being cross - there are plenty of people who could do that better. This show doesn’t need a z list ‘name’ in it - Aladdin sells itself.
I’d give it a generous 3 stars - there was some good moments, but overall it’s an expensive pantomime that’s not done as well as it should have been.