Aspects of Love at the New Theatre Royal

7/2/2017 (CB)  The Portsmouth Players theatre group are putting on 9 to 5 (based on Dolly Parton's music) for their next show at The Kings Theatre from the 21st-25th February.   Pictured is: (l-r) Georgina-Rose Rust as Judy Burnley, Rachel Dean as Doralee Rhodes and Jacqueline Willis as Violet Newstead.  Picture: Sarah Standing (170182-2495)

REVIEW: 9 To 5: The Musical, Kings Theatre, Southsea

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IT is a tale of love, loss, and overwhelming passion.

And the multi-award-winning CCADS’ performance of Aspects of Love conveys the tempestuous torrent of emotions unleashed in the musical adaptation of David Garnett’s novel.

Artistic director John-Paul McCrohon gives a convincing portrayal of love-lorn Alex Dillingham, perviously performed by Michael Ball.

He is ably complimented by double Best Actress News Guide award-winner Kerry McCrohon’s Rose Vibert in the first UK non-professional production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed piece.

The musical prowess of Helen Stoddart and Danny Owen is apparent in their impressive performances as Guilietta Trapani and Alex’s uncle George Dillingham respectively.

And the cast works seamlessly to bind the tale – set in France and Italy between the 1940s and 1960s – and give some compelling performances.

All-told the CCADS adaptation of the hit show, which has seen extensive runs in London and on Broadway, made for a gripping evening’s entertainment at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal in Guildhall Walk, taking the audience on an intimate and emotionally charged journey.

Until Saturday.


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