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Piccadilly Theatre

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street

Seating Plan


(2mins) Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars based on 1 review(s)


Latest Review: "Just one point prevented me from awarding this show a 5 and it is that throughout the show we ar..."

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    Sunday, 29th Apr 2018 by Julia Layzell

Just one point prevented me from awarding this show a 5 and it is that throughout the show we are teased by Scott and Fran as they learn to dance together. We see glimpses of them building towards the Pasodoble finale but then the end was a disappointment. At the final Pan Pacific moment at the end of the show, Id have the dancers fade back to the back of the stage and the lights dim with spotlights Id have Scott slide across the stage from stage left and allow he and Fran to dance the Pasadoble almost in full before the power being cut. Id make more of the clapping sequence and have them dance in time to the clapping like the film. Using the same music as the film Id have them make the most of this moment before dimming the lights again for Scotts dad to intro Love is in the air. I felt that after building up to the finale we didn't get the full brilliance of Scott and Franc dancing a full dance together. The film is about them training for the Pan Pacifics and the opportunity to show them dancing in full incorporating the steps taught by Frans father was lost and an anticlimax. You could have blown the audiences socks off but instead it was a bit limp. Everyone in the show is fabulous and they build the story but it does all flow to Scott and Fran performing this dance alone on stage taking their moment. The film makes a similar mistake in my opinion as the Pasadoble bit at the end is too short but in the musical it is even shorter. I'd love to see them make more of the end please and then stay on stage waving at the audiences until the curtain goes down. By leaving the curtain up once the actors have left the stage confuses you into thinking they may come make to offer another number.

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Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 26th October 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 27th October 2018
Age Restriction: Suitable for age 6+.
Important Info: Please note: Matt Cardle will not perform at Wednesday matinees or Friday 31st Augsut. 

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