During the show we watched as Katie’s nemesis haunts her in the form of a reoccurring nightmare. Conveyed through interpretive dance scenes that were flashed before us, these highly emotive additions further the plot in an unexpectedly poignant way. Katie’s mother also appears as an entity rather than a spoken role. Her silence is very powerful and is only broken at the very end of the show.
The stage was quite bare, consisting of six script stands for the actors and a large screen behind them, hinting at potential future scenery and set designs.
The lighting was reduced to blue and purple hues with occasional spotlights as needed. Surprisingly, the show held its own even whilst missing the set, staging, costumes and choreography.
Super You gave us everything we could have asked for a production at this stage. I am very interested to see how the completed set will be and how deep into the comic book theme they delve. This beautiful and inspirational story was tied up nicely with a happy ending and I would have given it 6 stars out of 5 if physically possible. It wasn’t just a show, it was an experience which was reflected in the standing ovation from the room.
Fusing together tight harmonies, flawless vocals, a chuckle-worthy script and a ‘super’ empowering message, I think this is going to be the next big hit to strike the West End.
This show was reviewed on the 15th November 2023. More details on the show can be found here: SuperYou (superyoumusical.com)
Review written by Jasmine Alice
Photo credit: Matt Martin & Simona Sermont for Shooting Theatre