Croeso i The Sprout! os gwelwch yn dda Cofrestru neu Mewngofnodi

Review: Footloose @ New Theatre

Postiwyd gan Anya Jenkins o Caerdydd - Cyhoeddwyd ar 09/03/2016 am 17:35
0 sylwadau » - Tagiwyd fel Comedi, Diwylliant, Dawns, Cerddoriaeth, Llwyfan, Chwaraeon a Hamdden, Materion Cyfoes

  • Footloose logo
  • Gareth Gates in Footloose
  • Cast in Footloose
  • Footloose again


New Theatre, Cardiff

Monday 29th February 2016

Footloose, the musical that screams '80s with its big hair, funky fashion and rock 'n' roll music. I didn't have a chance to live at that time and know about what it was like only from the parents' photographs and movies, yet the '80s had such a massive impact on our culture that we still remember and speak of it warmly. 

The original Footloose dates back to 1984, and from the first minutes of Dean Pitchford's stage adaptation, you can tell he's a big fan of the movie: from stage decorations to hairstyles, it's like the beloved scenes from the movie came back to live once again, this time with even more drive and passion. 

Unlike many musicals, Footloose is not just songs and dances. Brilliant jokes and brave irony make it special and different from other musicals of the kind. For the two and a half hours you're in the theatre, you live and breathe together with the actors, finding yourself mesmerized by the atmosphere created by the director's crew, so much that it becomes impossible to keep seated during parts like 'I can't stand still' or 'Let's hear it for the boy'. 

The audience's favourite bits seemed to be the performance of 'Holding out for a Hero' by Hannah Price (Ariel Moore) with Gareth Gates' (Willard) brilliant dance, as well as 'Let's hear it for the boy' by the Company. People sang and snapped along as the actors kept rocking the stage with powerful voices and groovy dancing.

The Footloose finale kept the cast on the scene for quite some time, while they received the audience's standing ovation. You could see a lot more smiles on people's faces while leaving the theatre - Footloose is definitely a show that will make your day. 

Having visited Pitchford's Bomont myself, I recommend you spending several hours in the city: experience American '80s as you turn into a rebellious teenager, following the characters' journey on the way to the true freedom of expression.

Rating: 8/10


Info /// Things To Do /// The Arts /// Acting, Drama and Theatre

Articles /// Filter Articles /// Reviews

Articles /// Categories /// Stage

Articles // Categories // Culture

Articles // Categories // Sports & Leisure

Info // Things To Do // The Arts // Acting, Drama and Theatre

Orgz/Directory /// National Youth Arts Wales - Performing Arts For Young People

Events /// March 2016's Sprout Editorial Group Meeting

*Submit your stuff for publication here*

Want to win a Sprout T-shirt? Fill in theSprout Satisfaction Survey!

Images credits: New Theatre

Rhywbeth i ddweud?

Rhaid bod wedi mewngofnodi i bostio sylwadau ar y wefan hon

Mewngofnodi neu Cofrestru.

Cymerwch ychydig o funudau i gwblhau'r arolwg hon. Bydd hyn yn helpu ni i ffeindio allan sut yr ydych chi'n defnyddio'r wefan fel ein bod ni'n gallu dal ati i'w gwella ar eich cyfer chi. Bydd pawb sy'n cwblhau'r arolwg yn cael y cyfle i ennill �50