The latest hit musical to reach Theatre Severn is Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me On A Sunday.
At Theatre Severn for two nights only, the show tells the story of Emma, a young girl who journeys to New York in search of love, and the joys and misfortunes she experiences along the way.
Jodie Prenger takes on the role of Emma and is truly impressive in this one woman, single act show which boasts a soundtrack of 24 songs. Holding the audience’s attention from start to finish, she delivers stellar vocals with powerful renditions of the famous numbers, Take That Look Off Your Face and Tell Me On A Sunday, that effortlessly fill the auditorium. Prenger gives a performance both emotionally charged and incredibly expressive as she perfectly captures Emma’s contrasting emotions as her story progresses; giddy joy, anger, hope, and despair.
With the entirety of the musical taking place in the first act, act two was dedicated to a Q&A session with Prenger plus some bonus musical numbers. Having delivered a powerhouse performance earlier, Prenger kept the entertainment coming and was brimming with energy and charm. In a chat with musical director, Francis Goodhand, she offered industry advice, talked about her inspiration Doris Day, and discussed her dream roles of Mama Rose in Gypsy and Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!. The audience were then introduced to understudy Jodie Beth Meyer, and treated to both performing a gorgeous rendition of Another Suitcase in Another Hall, whilst a performance of Unexpected Song brought the evening to a close.
A night of unique entertainment and spectacular talent, Tell Me On A Sunday is a must see.
Review by: Jenna Feasey