Last night not only did I have the pleasure of reviewing BOST’s A Christmas Carol. I must say it’s a theatre experience I have never witnessed before. From the moment you walk in and sit down you’re immersed in to the surroundings and if you have a meal ticket you have the best Xmas dinner possible to.
Ebenezer Scrooge can’t get in to the Christmas spirit as there is not time to waste money and frivolities. No matter how much people try to plead or help him see the joy of Christmas. However, Mr Scrooge is visited by 3 ghosts. Christmas past, present and future. Will Scrooge listen and learn a lesson? You’ll have to find out for yourself :)
The talent in the cast was incredible from the get go my hairs stood up on my arms and I was full of goosebumps.
The show has a few mishaps mainly backstage with microphones cutting out or not even on I. The first place. I was 4 rows back so although I could hear when the microphones were not on you’d be in trouble right at the back in the balcony. Some set looked like it came on either to late or wasn’t taken off as soon as it could of been in particular when the ghost of Xmas past came on stage the door opened half way and got stuck. Whilst the singing was out of this world some harmonies were a bit flat. I’m sure these are opening night tweaks. The show and indeed talent was incredible the children within the cast are paving a very bright future in the arts and I hope they do cause they will ace it.
Watching the show I forget I was there review it was that good and would fit any West End professional theatre. Tears were shed don’t worry they were of absolute joy and pride that Merseyside have such an amazing range of talent from children to big children. If you have a chance between now and Saturday evening. Go and see it and the big surprises in store in the show. You won’t be disappointed especially with the gravy on that roast dinner. This story is timeless, for me I prefer this version cause what’s not to like when you have a little sing song. The song of the show for me is Christmas Together.
Merry Christmas it’s time to get in that sprit
Reviewer: Luke Stephenson
Reviewed: 7th November 2019
North West End UK Rating: ★★★★