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The Wedding’s OFF. But The Honeymoon Is ON. Head from the aisle to the isles in the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical featuring the soundtrack of a generation with music from pop royalty including Kylie Minogue (I Should Be So Lucky), Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up), Jason Donovan (Especially for You), Bananarama (Love In The First Degree) and more, all intertwined in an original story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways! The original British musical is now touring the UK and Ireland, and arrived at the Bristol Hippodrome this week with a powerhouse creative team including stage and screen legend Debbie Isitt (director and writer of the hit Nativity ! franchise) Jason Gilkison (lead choreographer for Strictly Come Dancing ) and the music genius of Stock Aitken Waterman, producers of the hit-factory songbook.

Stock, Aitken and Waterman were everywhere in the 80s and 90s.

You could argue they were their soundtrack.

Without doubt the jewel in their crown was Kylie Minogue.

Initially the thought of a musical based on their music didn't grab me.

Happy to say I was wrong, possibly wrongest!

Nathan (Billy Roberts) jilts the love of his life Ella (Lucie-Mae Sumner) at the altar.

Why would he do something so stupid and out of character?

She decides to go on the honeymoon with her close friends and try to rebuild her broken heart.

Realising his mistake, Nathan and his best man Ash (Giovanni Spanò) go to the honeymoon resort to find her and make amends using a series of 80s bangers.

The cast was simply brilliant. The leads were sharp and spot on. The potential difficulties with acting with technology were powered through.

The supporting cast were incredible too.

There was a scene set in a nightclub where the singing and musical harmonies made my hairs rise on the back of my neck – simply incredible.

Like most of the audience I was singing and stamping along with all the tracks.

Towards the end everyone who could, was up on their feet singing and dancing along. It was a magical moment.

A fantastic show with amazing performance and staging.

Absolutely loved it.

Andy Bollan

I Should Be So Lucky plays aty the Bristol Hippodrome until Saturday, April 13. Online tickets from £25 plus booking fee here

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I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY. The Company. Photo Marc Brenner.jpg
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I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY. Lucie-Mae Sumner, Kylie Minogue and Company. Photo Marc Brenner.jpg
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY. Dominic Andersen and Anna Unwin. Photo Marc Brenner.jpg
I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY. Billy Roberts. Photo Marc Brenner.jpg

FUNNY HONEY: From the professional images by Marc Brenner this musical looks like a mad mix between the film Bridesmaids and Mamma Mia the musical. Readers should be warned that our reviewer Andy Bollan picture top with partner Madeline Middleton go annually to fun Eurovision Song Contest themed parties! 

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