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I Should Be So Lucky The Musical Review at New Wimbledon Theatre

I Should Be So Lucky The Musical Review

I attended the press night of I Should Be So Lucky The Musical at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre. A fun filled new Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring music from pop royalty including Kylie MinogueRick AstleyJason DonovanBananarama and more. We even saw Pete Waterman at the press night, which was cool! The show is touring the UK until May 2024. So here is my ‘I Should Be So Lucky The Musical Review’ at New Wimbledon Theatre:

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Everything you need to know about the new Stock Aitken Waterman musical – I Should Be So Lucky The Musical- A review.

There is no denying that I Should Be So Lucky is very entertaining, a little chaotic in places, laugh out loud funny and full to the brim with classic pop hits you know and love. This is the kind of musical you can switch off your brain, sit back and just enjoy the fun happening on stage.

The wedding, I should be so lucky the musical review

The Story

The story kicks off with Ella (portrayed by Lucie-Mae Sumner), a jittery bride awaiting her big day, who conjures up Kylie Minogue in her imagination as a sort of ‘fairy godmother’ figure for some much-needed guidance (with Kylie digitally appearing on a huge mirror screen throughout the production). However, Ella’s joy turns to sorrow when she’s left stranded at the altar by her groom, leading to an impromptu honeymoon trip to Turkey with her loyal bridal party, where the real adventure begins.

Meanwhile, Nathan (played by Billy Roberts), realising his grave error, embarks on a journey to Turkey with his best man in a bid to win back his jilted bride. But time may not be on his side, as Ella finds solace in the charming Nadeem (portrayed by Matthew Croke), a hotel staff member ready to help her move on from her heartbreak.

As the audience joins the hilarious cast on this whirlwind honeymoon escapade, the plot takes numerous unexpected twists and turns, veering into mildly bizarre territory at times. The musical component is a standout, featuring a medley of beloved pop hits. Some of these rather ‘shoe-horned’ in, in places, often leading to unintentional comedic moments that add to the overall charm of the show.

The Characters

I absolutely loved the characters and had some real favourites: Michael (played by Scott Paige), part of the bridal party, was just brilliant and his rendition of Toy Boy alongside Hassan (Ralph Bogard), the Turkish Masseuse was uproariously funny, their on-stage chemistry truly shining through.

scott paige and ralph bogard I should be so lucky the musical review

However, the standout moment belonged to Kayla Carter’s Bonnie, the bridesmaid, whose rendition of “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You” was simply breathtaking. It was a rare, but beautiful, serious interlude in the midst of the show.

Among the comedic highlights, Jamie Chapman’s Spencer stole the show with his infectious charm and humor. Giovanni Spano’s Ash, the best man, and his dynamic with Nathan, the groom, also provided plenty of laughs.

And let’s not forget Ella, the bride, whose impeccable voice and captivating performance added another layer of brilliance to the production. She had great chemistry with her bridal party who all delivered their own brilliant performances throughout.

My thoughts on the show

This show is perfect for unwinding and simply revelling in its entertainment value. ‘I Should Be So Lucky: The Musical’ guarantees to plaster a grin on your face throughout its entirety. Bursting at the seams with beloved pop tunes from the Hit Factory, fantastic dance numbers, stellar vocals, uproarious comedy and a generous serving of cheesy charm, it’s a recipe for laughter and enjoyment. The audience’s enthusiastic response, marked by continuous laughter and applause, affirmed its undeniable success. Personally, the music and choreography stole the spotlight, with memorable performances and cherished songs. While it may not top my list of all-time favourites, ‘I Should Be So Lucky The Musical’ offers harmless, infectious fun that will keep you humming and tapping your toes long after the final curtain.

Ella and Nathan I should be so lucky the musical show uk tour

Cast List: 

  • DOMINIC ANDERSEN – REVEL HARRINGTON III
  • TEGAN BANNISTER – ENSEMBLE
  • LAURA BENAZAIZE – ENSEMBLE/SWING
  • RALPH BOGARD – HASSAN/ENSEMBLE
  • ELLIOT BROADFOOT – ENSEMBLE
  • KAYLA CARTER – BONNIE
  • JAMIE CHAPMAN – SPENCER
  • JEMMA CHURCHILL – IVY
  • MATTHEW CROKE – NADEEM
  • EMMA CROSSLEY – ENSEMBLE
  • JESSICA DALEY – BRITNEY
  • GARY DAVIS – BIG MIKE/ENSEMBLE
  • KADE FERRAIOLO – ENSEMBLE/DANCE CAPTAIN
  • SYDNEY ISITT-AGER – HELEN/ENSEMBLE
  • MELISSA JACQUES – SHELLEY
  • JOE KELLY – ENSEMBLE
  • AIDAN NIGHTINGALE – ENSEMBLE
  • SCOTT PAIGE – MICHAEL
  • BILLY ROBERTS – NATHAN
  • GIOVANNI SPANÒ – ASH
  • LUCIE-MAE SUMNER – ELLA
  • ANNA UNWIN – OLIVIA
  • JAMES WILLOUGHBY MOORE – ENSEMBLE
  • LOUIE WOOD – ENSEMBLE
  • LAUREN WOOLF – ENSEMBLE

Tour dates:

  • WIMBLEDON, New Wimbledon Theatre, Mon 29 Jan – Sat 03 Feb 2024
  • OXFORD, New Theatre Oxford, Mon 05 Feb – Sat 10 Feb 2024
  • GLASGOW, King’s Theatre, Mon 12 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2024
  • HULL, New Theatre, Mon 19 Feb – Sat 24 Feb 2024
  • MILTON KEYNES, Milton Keynes Theatre, Tue 05 Mar – Sat 09 Mar 2024
  • SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Cliffs Pavilion, Mon 11 Mar – Sat 16 Mar 2024
  • WOKING, New Victoria Theatre, Mon 18 Mar – Sat 23 Mar 2024
  • BROMLEY, Churchill Theatre, Mon 25 Mar – Sat 30 Mar 2024
  • BIRMINGHAM, The Alexandra, Mon 01 Apr – Sat 06 Apr 2024
  • BRISTOL, Hippodrome Theatre, Tue 09 Apr – Sat 13 Apr 2024
  • LIVERPOOL, Liverpool Empire, Mon 15 Apr – Sat 20 Apr 2024
  • SUNDERLAND, Sunderland Empire, Mon 22 Apr – Sat 27 Apr 2024
  • ABERDEEN, His Majesty’s Theatre, Tue 30 Apr – Sat 04 May 2024
  • DUBLIN, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Tue 07 May – Sat 11 May 2024

Running time:

2 hours 15 minutes, including interval.

Warnings:

Please note there is some swearing and some loud noises.

Price:

£13.00 – £119.00.

For more information or to book tickets please visit atg tickets.

You may be interested in some of my other reviews, Shrek The Musical or Calendar Girls.

The bridal party, I should be so lucky the musical review

We were invited for press night but all comments and opinions are strictly my own. Thank you for reading I Should Be So Lucky The Musical Review.

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