Sunday, 22 May 2016

Showboat - New London Theatre

Showboat, a musical written in 1927, tells the heartwarming story of a young woman named Magnolia, her father who owns The Cotton Blossom show boat and a young actor / gambler called Gaylord. Magnolia and Gaylord fall in love, overcoming several challenges, to a backdrop of heartfelt songs and upbeat dances. Director, Daniel Evans, does a magnificent job of transforming this 90 year old script into a show that engages and moves a modern day audience. With a sterling performances from the cast, who weave their way around sections of the audience, it seems a shame that the show (initially scheduled to run til January) will be closing early.

Showboat can be seen @ New London Theatre until 27th August