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Youngsters queue at the Kings to audition for a previous production, Cinderella

Panto auditions for young dancers to be held at Kings Theatre

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Vivacious voices, soulful singing, and disco dance moves were abound in this absolute delight of a musical.

Opening with a gorgeously, glitzy, and glamourous number, nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier goes into hiding after witnessing a murder. She is placed among a group of nuns who just so happen to be in need of some singing lessons!

This superfluity, headed by the acerbic Mother Superior - wonderfully played by Denise Black whose dry delivery is spot on – are an enchanting ensemble with voices to match.

Boasting one of the most incredible voices around in musical theatre at the moment, a star is truly born in Cynthia Erivo who was completely captivating as showgirl Van Cartier. Her voice and performance were absolutely flawless; she quite rightly stole the show.

Edward Baruwa was also charming as Eddie Souther, or ‘Sweaty Eddie’, the hapless romantic cop hoping to win Van Cartier’s heart. His smooth dulcet tones added honesty to his heartfelt plight.

This musical has the makings of a true classic; with its infectious songs and soaring score. I dare anyone not to be moved by the music, I already want to see this production again!

Until March 3.

BETH EVANS