"...an amazing spectacle of some of the best dancing I’ve seen in a very long time! "
A jukebox musical based on the 70’s smash hit film, Saturday Night Fever has transported onto the stage and is a definite crowd pleaser!
It’s safe to say that when we think of Saturday Night Fever, we think of John Travolta in that iconic white suit strutting down the streets of New York to the soundtrack of some classic Bee Gees hits. Well, Jack Wilcox in the lead role of Tony Manero has absolutely embodied the sex appeal that Travolta bought to the role. I must admit to being completely mesmerised by his performance. The walk, the dancing and overall stage presence was bursting off the stage. There were many stand out moments during Wilcox’s time on stage, but one I would like to single out was during ‘Immortality’, a quite beautiful solo dance routine that really slowed things down but delivered on so many levels.
Now Saturday Night Fever would be nothing without the Bee Gees soundtrack. They famously wrote some of their biggest hits for the film including ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Jive Talkin’ and ‘You Should Be Dancing’. These iconic songs were bought to us in the shape of the Bee Gees themselves played by AJ Jenks (Barry Gibb), Drew Ferry (Maurice Gibb) and Oliver Thomson (Robin Gibb). The sound was spot on, and the vocals blended exceptionally well together. The ‘Bee Gees’ featured at various points during the show overlooking the stage in gold velour outfits looking every inch the real deal! A highlight for me personally was ‘Too Much Heaven’. The harmonies were perfection in every sense as they shared this number with Billie Hardy (Annette), Melody E Jones (Flo Manero) and Rebekah Bryant (Stephanie Mangano).