Review: Colour My World

The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
The Embassy Theatre, Skegness.
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Colour My World certainly lived up to its title with this breathtakingly colourful extravaganza presented by the Janice Sutton Theatre school during the New year period.

The audience were taken on a magical journey over the rainbow to see the Wizard of Oz and to meet an assortment of characters including the Munchkins and this sequence also gave chance for the little ones to show off their talents, particularly in the Poppy Fields of Oz.

They say don’t work with children and animals and at one point it was a toss up whether it was the children or Rocco the dog as Toto who was stealing the lime light.

The second half opened with the showgirls at the Moulin Rouge where feathered boas and elaborate head dresses added to the atmosphere. This was followed by the circus of colours which featured some clever choreography including gymnastics.

It was then off to Africa to meet the Lion King before travelling to India for a superb Bollywood routine.

The Celtic Fantasia was a fusion of graceful fluidity and breathtaking speed and precision as the dancers feet appeared not to touch the ground in this compelling and innovative routine which captured the essence of Irish dance.

There was much to admire in this show with its big production numbers, talented dancers and vocalists, lavish costumes and special lighting and effects. Colour My World certainly added a rainbow of colour to this New Year spectacular.

Review by Eileen Chantry

Colour My World continues its run at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness on January 2 at 2pm, January 4 at 7pm and January 5 at 2pm. Call 0845 674 0505 for ticket information.