Pure entertainment from The Script as O’Donoghue shines

The Script at Thetford Forest

The Script at Thetford Forest

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The Script, Thetford Forest, Thursday, July 11

A sell out crowd greeted Irish band The Script, which opened this month’s trio of Thetford Forest gigs.

The Script at Thetford Forest

The Script at Thetford Forest

The band had a relaxed yet energetic presence on stage and made good use of visual effects on background screens.

Lead man Danny O’Donoghue oozed personality and charm, and kept the audience entertained with his humour.

This included pointing out that the flies on his trousers had been undone for the first four songs and telephoning a fan’s ex-boyfriend as part of an introduction to Nothing, a song he identified as being about drunk-dialling.

The setting was an intimate one with its natural backcloth of trees and the band seemed genuinely excited to have returned to the forest for the second time in two years.

They played numbers from their latest album, #3, including Hall of Fame, Six Degrees of Separation and If You Could See Me Now, as well as older songs.

There was a smooth rapport between performers and their admiring audience, particularly during sing-along moments with Breakeven and The Man Who Can’t be Moved, hits from their debut album.

The finale, with its use of smoke effects and colourful confetti, ensured that the band went out on a high.

Were you at the concert? What did you think of The Script’s performance?