Review: Singin’ In The Rain, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Seren and Rachel Howells head to Wales Millennium Centre and get a glorious feeling as they review the classic musical, Singin’ In The Rain.

It’s wonderful in these post-lockdown times to see a classic musical back on stage. Singing in the Rain, which encapsulates the glamour of Hollywood during the roaring 20s, plays Wales Millennium Centre this week and never fails to please.  

Singin’ In The Rain, which tells the story of how silent movie star Don Lockwood makes the silver-screen transformation to Talkies while falling in love with a chorus girl, constantly dazzles with its amazing choreography. Songs such as Good Mornin’, Fit as a Fiddle and of course the title song put a smile on your face and fill you with a warm happy feeling.

Andrew Wright’s choreography wows the audience with intricate tap dance (especially the Moses Supposes sequence). Along with other styles, the dancing works well, leaving the audience blown away with the talent of the ensemble cast.

Kevin Clifton and the Singin’ in the Rain company.

Both the set and costumes designed by Simon Higlett capture the pre-talkies film era perfectly and add pops of colour when needed in the show. The set, while simple in appearance, is enhanced by the stage lighting, which was especially highlighted by the dancing in Make ‘Em Laugh.

Sam Lips as Don Lockwood and Kevin Clifton as Cosmo Brown work well as a comic duo, bringing much life and fun to the stage with their performances. Charlotte Gooch as Kathy Selden gives an unforgettable performance and is the perfect fit to complete the leading trio of the show.

Jenny Gayner steals many moments as Lina Lamont as she projects memorable comedy moments through her dumb blonde character, giving the audience plenty of laughs along the way.

Undoubtedly, Singin’ In The Rain leaves you with a glorious feeling and you don’t have to be sat close to the stage to have a splashing time!

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