Once again this group of hard working and talented players proved their worth as Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society staged Broadway’s hit, Sweet Charity
The combination of stunning costumes, superb choreography and a shining lead from Emily Mizen proved there is nothing amateur about this company now in its 111th year.
The set piece numbers and pace of the performance kept the audience entertained throughout as the story unfolds of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine’s ill-fated romances.
Mizen immersed herself and became Sweet Charity singing, acting and dancing her way through a demanding role in which she is barely off stage.
The supporting cast was excellent with comedy played to its best and set pieces imaginatively choreographed and visually stunning, particularly the Rich Man’s Frug at the Pompeii Club.
And there was just one more stage appearance which cannot be ignored. Ralph, the beautiful golden retriever who took part in the park scene at the opening. Totally unphased and perfectly executed Ralph - I suspect everyone wanted to take you home that night.
There was just a slight falter to the pace at the close of the musical on the opening night last night which was a pity but this did not detract from a great show.
Credit must go to Louise Travis director, Simon Pearce, musical director and Heather Couch co-choreographer as well as all the backroom boys and front of house who made it a very enjoyable evening.
Pictures by Keith Mindham Photography
To book for the show which runs until March 29 go to 01284 769505.