Frances and Jordan are reprising their roles in the transfer, each showing us just how fantastic they truly are. Frances has an alluring yet naïve quality to her in this role, with a penchant for a bad boy she shows us that Bonnie will follow her heart over her head. Frances’ rendition of ‘Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad’ is strong and clear, every note reverberating through the auditorium with beautiful clarity. Jordan Luke Gage cements himself as a leading man in this show, playing Clyde with all the darkness, hurt and blood-lust you would expect from the mastermind behind their plans. The part of Clyde is a ‘Big Sing’ and Jordan takes it on with relative ease; ‘Raise a Little Hell’ raises the roof off the theatre and shows us just how talented he is.
There is a large ensemble cast, and it feels as though they are a little wasted, only really being utilised in their entirety for 2 numbers, and though they are well choreographed I would have liked to have seen a little more.
Jodie Steele is bringing her unmatched talent to the role of Blanche, a southern wife who just wants to live an easy life, but having married a convict, she never quite gets what she wants. Jodie is a wonderfully versatile actor and gives us comedy, heartbreak and vocals to die for. Her duet with Frances ‘You Love Who You Love’ is beautiful and shows off Jodie’s talent perfectly.