REVIEW: Sophisticated Babbacombe Theatre show will leave you Spellbound
BABBACOMBE Theatre has taken it up a notch with flair and talent in its latest offering, Spellbound.
The variety show is without a doubt the best I've seen at the venue in the last 10 years or so.
Producer Colin Matthews has created a fine production, which came across as a lot more sophisticated and classier than in past years, but still has the fun factor.
Compering the show is Phil Lowen.
Due to his warm persona and likeability factor, he was a real hit with the audience.
Comedy obviously comes naturally to Phil and what I loved about him is his great connection with the audience.
He interacted with the crowd throughout.
Lookout for the Titanic scene, which is hilarious.
Operatic star Keedie is a class act. Her powerful vocals, combined with great stage presence make it easy to see why she's supported the likes of Diana Ross and Whitney Houston.
When she duetted with Babbacombe Theatre regular Paul Cobley, their harmonies were faultless.
Torbay's Got Talent winner Stephanie Blackler also showed off her vocal gymnastics throughout.
A particular highlight was her rendition of the Evanescence hit Bring Me To Life.
All round entertainer Dean Winters also added to the overall performance.
Illusionist Daniel Dean received great applause for this tricks.
His illusions were fairly original and perfected and there's no doubt he left the audience wondering how he did his brilliant routine.
Also lookout for the fun Toy Story segment which is bright, colourful and appeals to all ages.
One of the major differences this year was the costumes.
The dated sequined outfits have been replaced and the new look is fresh and more modern.
Colin Matthews has really upped his game this year with a top cast and a great programme.
Spellbound runs every Tuesday and Wednesday evening until October 23.