Saturday, 22 June 2013
Ghostly Goings On
Eleanor and I went to see Ghost The Musical on Thursday evening. To be honest, it wasn't a show I was particularly keen on seeing, but Eleanor had been wanting to see it for a while so we bought the tickets as part of her Christmas present last year. I love the film but wasn't bothered about seeing it live on stage. It turned out to be a fantastic show and I'm so pleased that I got tickets.
The lighting, special effects and stage trickery were amazing. The film has people walking through doors, objects moving of their own accord and spirits leaving bodies, and I wondered how on Earth it could be recreated on the stage, but it was fantastic, all these things happened, and more, which left me open mouthed.
The acting and singing was excellent. In my opinion, the star of the show was Wendy Mae Brown who took the role of Oda Mae Brown. She brought the character to life just as Whoopi Goldberg had done in the film. She had the audience in fits of laughter.
The show was on at The Grand Theatre in Leeds. When I posted last month about going to see Blood Brothers there, I had a comment about the inside of the theatre. I had intended to take some photos so that you could see how beautiful it is, but even before the show and during the interval, the lights were so low that taking any decent photos was out of the question. Eleanor managed to snap this one of the stage before the performance though.
Eleanor loved the show too, she hasn't stopped talking about it since. If you get a chance to go, I would definitely recommend it.