One of the dangers of putting on an armature production of one of the most popular musicals of the last century that contained great actors and actresses and very lavish sets is that your audience will make a comparison that will come far short of expectation. But when a production meets all requirements and at times exceeds what is expected then the rewards can be very great which is what happened last night with the Skegness Musical Theatre Company’s production of My Fair lady. Right from the opening curtain and the familiar scene of Covent Garden market which included the wonderful song ‘wouldn’t it be loverly you were left in no doubt that the production was going to be something special the Song and dance scenes were very well choreographed and full praise must go to both Lisa Jay and Lynsey Reeves for a highly professional job. All numbers were very ably accompanied by the orchestra and the whole cast worked as one and really looked as though they were enjoying themselves. Lauren Garrill was perfect as Eliza Doolittle and Doug Smith ( Professor Higgins) and Grahame Payne (Colonel Pickering) were truly amazing, There are quite a few tricky musical numbers in this show between Higgins and Pickering where good timing is essential and I thought they carried them off perfectly. The sets and costumes were excellent; it really was a production that could not be faulted. It was good to see an excellent turn out and at £12 for adults with concessions at £10 it was great value.
When you look down the endless list of previous productions performed by the Company it’s easy to see how their standards are so high, Skegness should be very proud of its Musical Theatre Company in my opinion last nights performance could match any that you could expect to see at any of our top Theatres in the West End its just a pity the run only lasts for three days.
My advice to anyone reading this blog who hasn’t seen The Skegness Musical Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady at the Skegness Embassy is get down to the theatre tonight for the final performance at 7.30, better still ring up and secure your seat because you do not want to be disappointed. Well done everyone involved in it we were thoroughly entertained