Review: Summer Holiday – The Musical, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Unlike our recent British summer heatwave, Summer Holiday, the musical which plays Wales Millennium Centre this week commences in the spirit of a classic British summertime, thunder, lightning and rain.

The audience gradually meet the four lead characters of the show. Billy Roberts as Steve, Joe Goldie as Edwin and Rory Maguire as Cyril as they complain about the British weather, with lyrics added to the tune of The Shadows number, Foot Tapper. Finally, we meet Ray Quinn as Don launching into Seven Days to a Holiday with a creative dance routine which included tyres and other fixtures to fix up the bus they intend to update into a mobile holiday home. These four guys have you singing along and laughing throughout the show.

After the big red bus was revealed the boys start their adventure to the South of France, meeting and helping several people on their journey through Europe with an element of song and dance for good measure. By the end of the first half my cheeks were aching from smiling so much.

Summer Holiday plays Wales Millennium Centre until August 18, 2018Summer Holiday plays Wales Millennium Centre until August 18, 2018

Summer Holiday plays Wales Millennium Centre until August 18, 2018

While Summer Holiday’s stage set remains basic and simplistic, this allows the fantastic choreography of the show to stand out.  The whole cast were outstanding dancers who raised their energy through each dance routine and with it a feelgood atmosphere that reflects the original Cliff Richard movie, although you certainly don’t have to have seen that to enjoy this!

The perfect show to add some extra sunshine to your summer holidays, the musical featuring many of Cliff Richard’s classic hits entertains all ages is a fabulous feelgood factor for all the family.

  • Catch Summer Holiday at the Wales Millennium Centre until 18th August 2018
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