There are many stand-out musical moments throughout this show, including ‘All the Man That I Need’, ‘One Moment In Time’ and in particular ‘Saving All My Love For You’ which is performed by Emily-Mae as Nicki Marron, Rachel’s sister, who has a yearning to become as idolised as her sibling leading to jealousy, as both women fall for the same man. Emily-Mae is a shining star, with an incredible ability to use emotion throughout her vocal performances.
The talented ensemble cast were able to deliver some high energy slick choreography by Karen Bruce as they acted as the backing dancers for the pop princess. The costuming by Tim Hatley was full of sequins and glitz during the ‘Diva’ moments and the set, also by Hatley, was able to transport us to different locations throughout the story, also using large LED projections to intensify the more dramatic moments. Some of the scene changes seemed to take a little longer than necessary, but nevertheless the action on stage remained fluid. The lighting by Mark Henderson emphasised the many dramatic moments scattered throughout and with the use of spotlights during Marron’s moments in front of her adoring fans, the scene setting was spot on.