South Wales Theatre Group host virtual musical theatre concert via Facebook Live
Stage at Home features 10 performers from Glass Ceiling Theatre
Performers show diligence in video performances during COVID19 conditions
South Wales based musical theatre group; Glass Ceiling Theatre defied the COVID Pandemic on Sunday evening as members performed songs from their living rooms and bathrooms to host their own virtual musical theatre concert.
Allowing audiences to experience the magic of theatre, right from their sofa, Stage at Home appeared on Glass Ceiling Theatre’s Facebook Live page for just over 90 minutes and featured no less than 10 performers including Nicole Cleaton & Joseph Tulloch, Abbie Lucas, Madison Hone, Victoria & Poppy Bryant, Jordan Eric Leigh, Jessica Ellen Doolan, Fiona Jane Davies and Claire Eliza.
An eclectic selection of well and lesser known material was performed including material from several musicals such as Jekyll and Hyde, Children of Eden, Anastasia, Pippin and Tell Me on a Sunday. In each case, the respective performer introducing and giving some background to their choices.
As the set was going out live there were occasional delays (an issue you always get with live video) as the live feed switched from one performer to the next. This was only a slight technicality however and after a while each performance followed on consecutively.
The presentation overall was entertaining and enjoyable, displaying the performers diligence in delivering live performances from home during Pandemic conditions. Where else could you possibly hear Abbie Lucas pay tribute to Cilla Black as she utilised her bathroom acoustics with You’re My World, Jordan Eric Leigh lend his vocal talents to Out There from Hunchback of Notre Dame or young Poppy Bryant deliver her wonderful interpretation of Colour of the Wind from Pocahontas.
Other highlights include I’ll Be Here from Ordinary Days performed by Jessica Ellen Dolan and Someday also from Hunchback of Notre Dame by Fiona Jane Davies, although its fair to say despite the reviewers selected highlights there really was something for everyone from each performer!
Had the pandemic not occured, Glass Ceiling were to have opened their presentation of 9 to 5 this week. Its therefore a great achievement to the group to still carry on and deliver a show, even if it was something different and challenging! Well done to all concerned!
Each performance from Stage at Home is still available to watch via Glass Ceiling Theatre’s Facebook page and contributions donations for Stage at Home will be invited with proceeds going towards the company’s forthcoming production of 9 to 5. For full details visit www.facebook.com/GlassCeilingTheatre.