The second act really does pack a punch emotionally. The fear those passengers left aboard must have felt was palpable and I must give credit to the cast who carried off these scenes with such feeling. The fact this is a true story sends shivers down my spine.
There was a moment of reflection when a large list of the 1503 people who perished at the hands of Titanic was lowered onto the stage. If I wasn’t feeling emotional already, well this moment certainly made me stop and think.
This show is poignant, powerful, dramatic and tragically beautiful. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars was due to a few little issues with the sound on the evening. Some of the spoken dialogue was lost slightly due to the volume of the orchestra during these moments.
This production is certainly no sinking ship though with such an amazing cast and I would recommend a visit before it sets sail onto its next location.
Titanic The Musical is playing at the Birmingham Hippodrome until the Saturday 22nd April 2023. Tickets available here: Titanic the Musical – Birmingham Hippodrome
Full tour details can be found here: Titanic (titanicthemusical.co.uk)
Photo credit: Pamela Raith